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14:45, 20 NOV 2023
More than 12 ways older people can top-up their income or reduce outgoings before this year ends
List of benefits, discounts and one-off payments only available for people over State Pension age.
More than 500 WASPI women due letter on State Pension age change investigation before end of this week
The Ombudsman will send draft findings on injustice and financial remedy as part of its investigation into State Pension age changes.
Three groups of people over State Pension age may need to apply for Winter Fuel Payments this year
Payments of up to £600 are set to start being made to millions of pensioners between November and January.
State Pension and benefit payments annual uprating to be announced this week during Autumn Statement
Speculation is growing about which measures Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will use for the annual uprating.
Older people making a new claim for PIP or ADP could be given 10-year payment award
Personal Independence Payments
More than half a million people over 66 are receiving PIP or ADP along with State Pension payments.
State Pension payments after a spouse or partner dies - inheritance rules and who can claim
A State Pension claim from the DWP does not end automatically when a loved one dies.
Response to calls for State Pension Triple Lock to be ‘honoured in full' unlikely before next week
Chancellor Jeremy Hunt will deliver the Autumn Statement on November 22, 2023.
Full list of one-off payments and heating bill help for older people due before Christmas
Payments of more than £1,000 are only for people over State Pension age.
Some older people may not automatically receive Winter Fuel Payments of up to £600 due to bank account type
Millions of pensioner households are due to receive between £250 and £600 this winter.
Older people on a low income could be due £599 cost of living payments before next Spring
Successful new claims for Pension Credit will also qualify for £300 and £299 cost of living payments.
People on State Pension, PIP or other benefits could see claim reviewed for fraud or errors during next year
DWP will also measure Universal Credit, Pension Credit and DLA over the 2024 financial year.
Final outcome on WASPI women and State Pension age changes could be ‘delayed even further’ next year
The Ombudsman will send draft findings on Stage 2 and Stage 3 of its investigation to more than 500 women next week.
Retirement expert warns State Pension age could rise in effort to maintain Triple Lock
One in five think the State Pension will be scrapped by the time they reach retirement age.
DWP urged to expand cost of living payment eligibility to help more people over State Pension age
An SNP MP has urged that Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction be included in the eligibility criteria.
Widowed older women may be due State Pension back pay of around £11,650 before end of next year
Two groups of women are due to have their underlayment corrected before the end of next month.
Married older women claiming State Pension may have to pay tax for the next financial year
Sir Steve Webb has warned of marriage allowance 'mayhem' for hundreds of thousands of couples.
State Pension back payments of around £5,000 most-likely due for women in their 60s and 70s
The DWP and HMRC are working together to correct State Pension underpayment errors caused by missing National Insurance credits.
WASPI women due outcome of State Pension age review to receive new findings by end of next week
The PHSO has confirmed around 500 women and the DWP will receive written notification of Stage 2 and 3 initial findings.
New State Pension pay rates from next April could be confirmed next week during Autumn Statement
The full New State Pension could rise to £221 per week and the full Basic to £169.
DWP annual bonus payment for people on State Pension or certain benefits due next month
Millions of people will receive the tax-free £10 payment if they are eligible during the qualifying week.
People due to retire need more than twice the current annual State Pension rate for ‘moderate’ lifestyle
New rResearch from SunLife reveals a third of women over 50 will be relying on the State Pension income alone.
£600 Winter Fuel Payment on the way this month for people in specific age group
More than 11 million payments of between £250 and £600 are due to be made over November and December.
State Pension annual uprating next April could see more older people paying tax
The Triple Lock could push more people over the £12,570 personal tax allowance threshold in 2024/25.
People of State Pension age could be due wide range of extra benefits or payments in retirement
There are more than a dozen benefits and discounts available for men and women aged over 66.
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