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Discussion in 'Money Matters' started by Mattecube, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. bigmac

    bigmac Well-Known Member Trusted Member

    i have no complaints about my state pension--i never thought i would get one at all. but remember--there is also pension credit for those who dont get a full pension. it's means tested--so savings / other earnings are taken into consideration. i got it for a while.
  2. oss

    oss Not Here Staff Member

    When I finally get my state pension I won't be complaining either, apart from the complaint about getting it a year later than promised when I started work, I'm just thankful that my younger self made a decision and commitment to save into a private pension as well.

    Yes if John's wife were to stay in the UK after his passing it is likely that she would qualify for Pension Credit and possibly other benefits as well.
  3. Mattecube

    Mattecube I have no need Trusted Member

    As it stands my wife has a couple of private pensions on the go,one from previous employer that we still pay into although they dont and one from her current employer, I have a number of small pensions from current an previous employer and one from an employer I was with for a good number of years.
    @bigmac has now thrown up another thought process on here from a different thread (last will and testament) which is if she was to be means tested for pension and she was a life long tenant, because of her marital status would she be compelled to draw off the house or is it protected by the non execution of my will,further if she didnt or couldnt draw off the will then when she was means tested she would be showing no housing rent costs hmm food for thought.

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