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Post: #1   PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 8:32 pm Reply with quote
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:23 am Reply with quote
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If both partners are of State Pension age they should not be affected,

The change is in the State Pension Credit benefit, which a lot of people are not entitled to claim...

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It is also not clear for the article if it effects those already receiving these credits or just those attempting to join the scheme after 15 May. But I actually agree to this move, why should those under state retirement age be able to claim? Pension payments are expensive enough already, and if this relives the pressure on taxpayers then I am all in favour.

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Post: #4   PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:54 am Reply with quote
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Bobbeer wrote:
If both partners are of State Pension age they should not be affected,

The change is in the State Pension Credit benefit, which a lot of people are not entitled to claim...


Did someone say otherwise ?
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Hudswell wrote:
It is also not clear for the article if it effects those already receiving these credits or just those attempting to join the scheme after 15 May. But I actually agree to this move, why should those under state retirement age be able to claim? Pension payments are expensive enough already, and if this relives the pressure on taxpayers then I am all in favour.


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Post: #6   PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 1:40 pm Reply with quote
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Can't see how this is "More pension misery"

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Post: #7   PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:24 pm Reply with quote
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Jacs wrote:
Can't see how this is "More pension misery"


How can you possibly think that a couple with the husband having retired and receiving the married couples pension and having it stopped would not lead to misery for some .?
Personally it does not concern me but I can still see that a couple with a five year difference in their ages will be shocked ?
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Post: #8   PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 3:52 pm Reply with quote
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PENSION CREDIT is an income-related benefit that could boost the amount of State Pension you receive

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Post: #9   PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 4:46 pm Reply with quote
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Kwacka wrote:
https://www.express.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/1124946/pension-credit-changes-what-is-new-pension-credit-change-state-pension-uk/amp

PENSION CREDIT is an income-related benefit that could boost the amount of State Pension you receive


This article is saying more or less the same thing with regard to both having to be pensionable age ?
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Post: #10   PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 6:47 pm Reply with quote
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scottie wrote:
Jacs wrote:
Can't see how this is "More pension misery"


How can you possibly think that a couple with the husband having retired and receiving the married couples pension and having it stopped would not lead to misery for some .?
Personally it does not concern me but I can still see that a couple with a five year difference in their ages will be shocked ?


Pension credit is a means tested benefit. Even though it's called pension, it is not a pension as we know it. If this is stopped there is another benefit they can claim to meet the minimum income.
This applies to people already claiming as at present men and women are retiring the same age. There is no such thing as a married couples pension.
This is one of many reasons I encouraged my son to take out a private pension from the day he started employment. He now often says it's the best advice I gave him, even though he did not think so at the time.

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Post: #11   PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 6:29 am Reply with quote
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Jacs wrote:
scottie wrote:
Jacs wrote:
Can't see how this is "More pension misery"


How can you possibly think that a couple with the husband having retired and receiving the married couples pension and having it stopped would not lead to misery for some .?
Personally it does not concern me but I can still see that a couple with a five year difference in their ages will be shocked ?


Pension credit is a means tested benefit. Even though it's called pension, it is not a pension as we know it. If this is stopped there is another benefit they can claim to meet the minimum income.
This applies to people already claiming as at present men and women are retiring the same age. There is no such thing as a married couples pension.
This is one of many reasons I encouraged my son to take out a private pension from the day he started employment. He now often says it's the best advice I gave him, even though he did not think so at the time.



This makes a difference to what I said ...........how ?
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Post: #12   PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 7:29 am Reply with quote
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scottie wrote:
Bobbeer wrote:
If both partners are of State Pension age they should not be affected,

The change is in the State Pension Credit benefit, which a lot of people are not entitled to claim...


Did someone say otherwise ?


Your title says "Pension misery", there is no misery for Pensioners...

The misery will only be for people claiming benefits!!!

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Post: #13   PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2019 9:07 am Reply with quote
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Bobbeer wrote:
scottie wrote:
Bobbeer wrote:
If both partners are of State Pension age they should not be affected,

The change is in the State Pension Credit benefit, which a lot of people are not entitled to claim...


Did someone say otherwise ?


Your title says "Pension misery", there is no misery for Pensioners...

The misery will only be for people claiming benefits!!!


The article refers to losing parts of ," your pension "
You are nit picking . Don't have time for this . .
Have made my point , right or wrong ..... ..end of
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