Friday, 4 March 2011

Pensions boost scheme - a special message from Steve Webb

Steve Webb says:

I am keen to draw the attention of local residents to a special scheme, part of which runs out in a few weeks’ time.   This is designed to enable certain people who have retired in the last few years (or who will retire over the next few years) to boost their state pension on favourable terms.

In brief, it applies to those who reached state pension age after April 2008 and who are not drawing a full state pension.   If this applies to you and you already have at least twenty years of contributions or credits (for time at home with children, for example) then you may be able to buy back extra years of contributions under a special scheme.  

There are two information sheets available, one for those who reached state pension age between 6 April 2008 and 5 April 2010, and a second for those who reached (or will reach) pension age between 6 April 2010 and 5 April 2015.   You can find them here:

There is a wide range of relevant information on this website:

I hope that this information is helpful.   If you have any queries about your eligibility for the pension boost scheme do let me know.   If so, it would be helpful if you could let me have your date of birth and NI number so that I can make further enquiries on your behalf if you wish.

With best wishes,

Steve Webb MP

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