In Reply to: Re: DWP posted by Brian Marjoram on Sat, May 14 2022 at 02:18 AM CDT:
: : Thank you for that. I think I knew the first part of that from dealing with DWP 10 years ago.
: : But I was not aware that allegedly i paid / people paid a lower NI. Contribution. How on earth now can I check that . To my knowledge I paid the going rate.
: : How also am I payed a lower state pension than another soldier .
: : Both served full time yet he is about £100 per month more pension than me.
: : I paid as far as I am aware the normal tax bands throughout my working life.no lower rate there.
: : Appreciate your comments.
: Dilly, Comparing your state pension with anotherís is difficult as so many different factors are involved. For example, age and any employment before joining up, deferring claiming pension etc. You can give the Pension Service a ring on 0800 731 0469 between 0800-1700, Monday to Friday and ask them to check whether you are getting the right amount. I didnít qualify for an army pension as I left before the changes in 1975 and joined the police. I was also Ďcontracted outí under the police pension scheme and getting £617 per month state pension. What are you getting?
Yes we get the same from DWP. After demob I worked for the council . Another opted out job.
Although I donít like it this was explained to me 10 years ago when I enquired about not getting the full amount
My issue is
I donít recall being on reduced NI . I have no idea know and itís too late to query it.
Plus I feel agrivated by the fact that my not knowing at the time means itís now too late to ask why I didnít pay a reduced tax during my working life.
Finally I accept things change but you and I are about £100 per month less than normal.
I canít answer for other peoples comparisons but why are two servicemen both soldiers of the sixties both did 22 years on different money.
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