State pension underpayment 'scandal' sees thousands lose life-changing sums - report

Tens of thousands to miss out

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The report said the women pensioners will miss out on "life-changing" amounts of money despite being part of the underpaid cohort as they now only qualify for a year's worth of backdated payments.
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The report said the women pensioners will miss out on "life-changing" amounts of money despite being part of the underpaid cohort as they now only qualify for a year's worth of backdated payments.

Tens of thousands of elderly female pensioners caught up in a state pension underpayment 'scandal' will not qualify to reclaim their full benefits due to a 2008 law change which caps their entitlement at one year, the BBC reports.

The report said the women pensioners will miss out on "life-changing" amounts of money despite being part of the underpaid cohort as they only qualify for a year's worth of backdated payments. Some...

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