Mar 21, 2018

Tens of thousands still missing out on pension perks

As many as 90,000 grandparents and family members are missing out on a little-known perk that can increase their State Pension. Under the rules, any family member who looks after a child under 12 can make a claim, if the child's main carer or parent is working. Workers now need to have 35 years of NI contributions to claim the full State Pension. "But we believe that there are tens of thousands more grandparents who could be entitled to benefit, and we would encourage more of them to find out about the scheme and to make a claim." The Department for Works and Pensions advised people to get to know their pension, and find out what they may be entitled to.

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