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wisechild

wisechild Report 20 Mar 2013 08:07

My brother was telling me last night that the years he was in contracted out employment (about 8 years) won´t count towards his total years for full pension, which means that the new flat rate pension will be reduced by those years.
He had enough paid years to get his full pension & would have got it under the old scheme had the date not been brought forward by a year.
He also pointed out that when pension credits are abolished, so will Council Tax benefit, becauseone of the criteria for getting council tax benefit was that a person was in receipt of pension credit.
Because his wife is 6 years younger than him, they will be left with around 110gbp per week to live on until she gets her pension.
They will have to draw on their savings in order to survive.
There are going to be a lot of destitute pensioners in a few years time.
Has the government thought of that?