My state pension was just 11p a week! It went up when my husband retired, but should my years as a mother count too? Steve Webb replies



I am enquiring regarding my state pension. I didn’t qualify for a full pension in my own right as I paid reduced married woman’s contributions all my working life after getting married in 1968.
When I got to the age of 60 my state pension was 11 pence a week, I am presuming related to my contributions before marriage? Once my husband reached pensionable age I received a reduced pension based on his contributions.
I have read recently that women should receive an allowance for staying at home looking after their children? Would I be entitled to this?
I spent seven plus years at home with the... read more

 
16 April 2018 in Business, Views: 51
Source: Daily Mail
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