Spring Budget 2021: DWP to backdate £3bn in state pension underpayments to women

Over next six years

Sophie King
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It said the DWP has identified underpayments of state pension relating to entitlements for certain married people, widows and over-80s back to 1992.
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It said the DWP has identified underpayments of state pension relating to entitlements for certain married people, widows and over-80s back to 1992.

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has forecast a payment of £3bn over the next six years to address underpayments of the state pension to women dating back two decades.

Published on Wednesday (3 March), the Office for Budget Responsibility Economic and Fiscal Outlook said the DWP had identified "underpayments of state pension relating to entitlements for certain married...

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