Married Women's State Pensions

Are you a Married Woman and do you receive less than £80.45 per week in basic State Pension?  If so, please read on……


Hundreds of thousands of married women who reached State Pension Age before April 2016 could be entitled to claim a top-up amount due to a computer glitch at the DWP or because they did not know they could claim it.


The purpose of this letter is to give you some basic information on this matter and for you to see if you are entitled to this top-up amount and if so, what to do next.


If you were born before 6th April 1953 and retired between April 2010 and April 2016 and your husband is over State Pension Age you may be able to claim the extra amount if your basic State Pension is less than 60% of your husbands. You may also claim if your husband has died before you.


If you think you may be eligible, I recommend that you read the article on the “Money Saving Expert Website article June 2020”. This gives you more detail on how to check if you are missing out and provides a link a calculator and who to contact if you are entitled to the extra payment.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Trust's Secretary on 07702 520752 or email  

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