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State Pension: Weekly Age Addition

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 30 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the additional State Pension for those over 80 years old; when that sum was fixed; and what is its purpose. [HL3152]

The weekly age addition for those getting the state pension at the age of 80 and over is worth 25p. When it was introduced in 1971 it was intended to recognise, albeit in a small way, the special claims of very elderly people who on the whole need help rather more than others.