State Pension: DWP admits underpayment as pensioners could be due THOUSANDS | Personal Finance | Finance


Sir Steve Webb, a former Liberal Democrat pensions minister has written to the DWP, highlighting cases where divorcees are owed up to £60,000.

In his letter, he said: “In your Departmental report and accounts for 2020/21 you set aside around £1 billion for repayments to over 100,000 people in respect of State Pension underpayments.

“The purpose of this letter is to ask you to expand the scope of this exercise to include two further groups where I believe there is evidence of administrative error.”

“If the Department accepts that a failure to act on a change in circumstances can cause widows and others to be underpaid, why not accept that divorced women could be missing out for exactly the same reason?”

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