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State Pension on release from prison.

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Hi, my elderly neighbour's husband is due to be released on licence in a few weeks. She is worried about finances and wonders if he will be able to get state pension. I know they can on release after serving their full sentence but I don't know about coming out on licence. 
He is of pension age. Does anyone know the rules around this? 


  • Alice_Holt
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    edited 26 August at 1:26PM you are convicted, you,Prison' (Form B79).

    Appears not. 
    I'm assuming that coming out on licence is different from being discharged?
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    Appears not. 
    I'm assuming that coming out on licence is different from being discharged?
    Typically people sentenced to a prison term serve half their time in prison, then released halfway though their sentence to serve it in the community under supervision of the probation service (that is being on licence). So time in custody is usually half of the sentence.
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