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So a bloke of 65 on a pension has not only to keep himself but his wife on OAP.
Bearing OAP is conditional on having made many years of NI contributions Consequently I have little sympathy for those complaining about a benefits cap of £26,000 pa.!
Why not point your readers to the calculator supplied by the government for an exact date?
https://uk/calculate-state-pension Oh, and another annoyance - you can retire whenever you want, draw a pension from age 55, this relates to when you draw the state pension not when you retire.
Due to the outrage this caused the government said it would cap the amount of extra time women had to wait at 18 months and decided men and women’s state pension age would increase to 65 by 2018.
* In 2011, the government announced the state pension age would be brought forward to 67 between April 2026 and April 2028, instead of between 20. There is also the introduction of the flat-rate state pension to take into consideration, with those who retire in 2016 or later eligible for the flat rate of £144-a-week.
report this My wife was 53, expecting to receive her pension at 60., but apparently you only get monkeys if you pay less in the words of one councillor!Surrey County Council pays out £2 million pa on the salaries of 20 staff and MPs have made tens of thousands profit on tax payer funded homes.* In 1995 it was announced that women’s state pension would be equalised with men’s, increasing it from 60 to 65 between April 2010 and April 2020.* In 2007, further increases to the state pension age were introduced as the government expressed concern about increasing longevity.