Govt to pay out £1bn after chronic state pension underpayment

134,000 people – mostly women – affected

Jenna Brown
clock • 4 min read
Govt to pay out £1bn after chronic state pension underpayment
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Govt to pay out £1bn after chronic state pension underpayment

The government is to distribute up to £1bn to 134,000 people after underpaying their state pension over the course of several decades with 90% of those affected being women.

Out of 134,000 cases, about 94,000 are still alive and some 40,000 have died and payments could be made to estates. The data was released as part of a National Audit Office (NAO) report on the scandal....

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