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Women could be owed ‘lottery-winning’ pension sums – BBC News

Up to 5,000 female pensioners could be entitled to huge refunds under a little-known-rule, the BBC has learned.



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By Sarah CorkerBusiness Correspondent
image copyrightCarole Davies
image captionCarole Davies said she was “stunned” by the “disgraceful” failure to automatically award pension pay rises
Women on £1-a-week state pensions could be owed tens of thousands of pounds, the BBC has learned.
Until recently, Carole Davies, 76, from Merstham in Surrey, was told she was entitled to less than £1 a week.
But Mrs Davies, who retired in 2003, had been underpaid, not knowing she was actually eligible to receive…

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