Almost 16,000 people from 15 insolvent pension schemes were rescued by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) last month.
The PPF, a system designed to bail out pension schemes where the employer has gone bust, says this brought the number of schemes it has rescued since it was established in 2005 to 57.
Many of the schemes have just a few members – one in August had only six - but some are larger, including the pension scheme of Leyland Daf Vans, taken on last month.
Although set up by the government, the pension protection fund is partly financed by a levy on all private sector final salary occupational pension schemes.
Schemes go through an assessment process that takes at least a year before they are fully absorbed by the PPF, which then takes responsibility for making the pension payments.
This length of time is to make sure that all the records are up to date and so that the PPF can work out exactly how much the insolvent scheme's assets are worth and how much it has to pay to each member.
Some schemes have taken much longer to process and the PPF currently has 210 schemes on its books while they are being assessed, with 125,000 members between them.
The PPF does not pay full compensation to all members of schemes that have gone bust.
People who have reached their own scheme's pension age will get 100% of their pension payments. But those yet to retire are guaranteed only to receive 90% of their accrued pensions.
The PPF says the average yearly compensation payment is £4,700 per person and the oldest recipient of compensation in 101.
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