DWP reveals 'catalogue of errors' on state pensions - LCP

'Six errors since 2007'

Julia Bahr
clock • 2 min read

A Freedom of Information (FOI) response obtained by Lane Clark & Peacock (LCP) partner and former pensions minister Steve Webb has revealed a series of state pension errors by the DWP prior to the current large-scale correction exercise.

LCP said the errors range from those affecting a handful of people to multi-million-pound blunders, several of which had not previously been made public. Two major state pension blunders have previously been made known to the public and were subject to large scale rectification programmes, LCP said, while the FOI revealed a further six errors in state pension payments since 2007.  The most important of those included an error affecting people who reached pension age under the old system and whose partner reached (or would have reached) pension age under the new system and has now died...

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