Martin Lewis warns 1000’s of girls that they’re owed £ 13,000
Martin Lewis has warned that greater than 200,000 girls might be owed round £ 13,000 following a authorities mistake.
The cash saving knowledgeable raised the problem on his ITV Martin Lewis cash present tonight.
Martin defined who could be affected and the way they could get the cash owed to them.
Martin stated married girls and widows might have seen their pensions considerably underpaid.
The ladies involved are those that reached retirement age earlier than April 6, 2016 and who had a pension lower than 60% of that of their husband.
Martin stated he had raised the problem earlier than on his present, however since then the Division of Work and Pensions has stated it’ll robotically reimburse folks.
The DWP stated it’ll now cancel funds and supply top-ups robotically, with folks not needing to say individually.
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The ladies affected are these whose husbands turned 65 on or after March 17, 2008, or those that had no reduction when their husbands died.
However Martin warned that some girls nonetheless have to select themselves up.
Martin stated the ladies who would wish to say for themselves had been these whose husbands turned 65 earlier than March 2008 and you’re 60% underpaid.
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Ladies who divorced after retirement and had a decrease pension than their ex-husbands must also declare for themselves.
Martin referred to a number of on-line guides on the present and stated girls ought to learn extra concerning the situation, however might seize 1000’s if they’re profitable.
* The Martin Lewis Cash Present continues Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on ITV