World News – GB – Martin Lewis helps retiree secure ‘unbelievable’ state pension refund of £ 82,000 – Full details


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Martin Lewis has proven himself tonight by dedicating an episode of his silver show to viewer success stories A woman named Jill shared her incredible state pension story

Jill’s husband sadly passed away in 2008 and at the time she received a state pension of around £ 90 a week, but her husband received a much more generous salary

Jill explained that she « thought the boarding house was dead with him », but after consulting Martin’s advice she was wrong

In recent months, Martin has covered state pensions and discussed the complex rules of inheriting spousal rights

Following this, Jill took to the government website to ask for help, but struggled to get anywhere and as such emailed mail

The response she got was almost unbelievable, as she explained, “To my surprise, I got a phone call from a young woman who actually said I had been under -paid

« It’s quite a lot of money, » she said, « are you sitting down, I said yes and she said, actually it’s £ 82,000

« My first reaction was to ‘wow all that money’ but when I started to think about it this is money I was entitled to 12 years ago »

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It was revealed that £ 82,000 was paid to her in a lump sum and Jill used the money to top up her savings and ‘spread some cheer’ for Christmas

Martin was delighted to hear of his success and exclaimed: « That’s why I always do this job »

Martin then broke the rules that Jill was lucky enough to benefit from that could impact thousands of women: “Now this applies to married or now widowed women, not civil partners, not same-sex couples who have reached retirement age April 6, 2016 « 

He explained that women who reached retirement age before that date would have received the “old” state pension, which has different rules from the current configuration: “In this case your the state should be at least 60% of your husbands

« If not, you are entitled to a top-up, up to 60%, but many women miss it

« Remember that the amount of state pension you receive depends on your national insurance contributions that you pay each year while you were working or while looking after and various other circumstances

« Now not only are you entitled to a top-up, but you can also roll it back up » The exact return date depends on when your husband turned 65

« If it was before March 2008, then you should have requested a top-up, so if you hadn’t requested a top-up you could only back date a year now

« If it was after March 2008 then the system was supposed to be auto top-ups, but it failed like it did Jill, which means you can wind it up completely

« Therefore £ 82,000 Now look, it’s pretty complicated, I’d go do your reading online, there’s also a calculator at Lane Clark and the peacocks consulting firm »

Martin concluded his segment by urging those concerned to verify their situation, given the huge sums at stake.

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