State pension shortfalls a ‘shameful shambles’

134,000 pensioners have missed out on their full entitlement in state pension payments, owing to errors in the Department for Work and Pensions.

Dating back to 1985, it has amounted to a shortfall of over £1billion. Most of the those affected are women, widows and divorcees.

Conservative MP Richard Holden, who is on the Public Accounts Committee, has been telling London Live how and why these errors were made.

In response, a DWP spokesperson said: “Resolving the historical state pension underpayments that have been made by successive governments is a priority for the department and we are committed to doing so as quickly as possible.

“We have set up a dedicated team and devoted significant resources to processing outstanding cases”.

They added: “Those affected will be contacted by us to ensure they receive all that they are owed.”


Helena Wadia 21st January 2022

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