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State Pension: Legal Entitlements and Administrative Practices Exercise

Volume 711: debated on Thursday 24 March 2022

I wish to update the House on the state pension correction activity that is addressing historical errors, that were unaddressed by successive Governments. We are fully committed to ensuring that any historical errors are addressed as quickly as possible, to ensure that individuals receive the state pension they are rightfully due in law.

As of 28 February 2022, we have undertaken 58,809 reviews, repaid £94.3 million, and informed individuals of how much they will be receiving in arrears and the reasons for the change to their state pension rate. More details will be available in the publication on

The Department now has a dedicated team of over 500 people working on the correction activity and, recognising the scale and complexity of the activity, we will continue recruiting.