Beenie wrote: »
is that for everyone or only those who've paid NI? ( I paid reduced rate and so don't qualify for any contributory benefits - sick pay, maternity pay or state pension).
descartesmum wrote: »
I'm glad to hear that because as of the 6th I officially become a pensioner even though my birthday was Sept 1st. What is really strange is the fact that someone I know who turned 60 on Sept 9th has to wait until March to get hers.
I did use my ex's national insurance number so I did get a little bit extra. Plus with disability that they are adding it might make life a little bit easier considering I didn't qualify for the winter fuel allowance last year. Boo hiss Labour.
One thing I don't understand is, the man I spoke to on the phone about my pension gave me a definite amount and the day that I will start getting it. I then called the pension credit line and the man I talked to made it sound like any information I might receive from him was a state secret. No he couldn't tell me if I would be getting pension credit, no he couldn't tell me how much I might get. Apparently I have to wait until I actually get my first pension money and then they will let me know if I can have the credit. Why? The pension I will be getting is not even close to the £132 that the government says we have to have to live on.
Nothing this government does is uncomplicated.
castle96 wrote: »
I 'heard' that anyone who had lived in the country for (xN ? yrs), would get the full amount REGARDLESS of what NI conts they had made. IS this true ? Seems unfair on those that have a full payment record, but great for those that haven't
seven-day-weekend wrote: »
Even if you have lived all your life on benefits you will have contributions, so if you have none you must have really tried hard not to have them!
Oldernotwiser wrote: »
Contributions in what way?
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