Is my state grant foresee correct?

  • A This is Money reader found his latest state grant foresee was wrong
  • DWP staff told David Deabill, 62, a serve primer calculation was needed
  • Millions of people get state grant forecasts and rest on their accuracy
  • But the Government says they are formed on information held at the time of request, and are not a guarantee 
  • A large clean-up of old grant information is due for execution by the finish of 2018
  •  Ex-Pensions Minister Steve Webb calls for ‘health warning’ on forecasts

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David and Kim Deabill: Couple Dorset contend they could have continued to incorrectly trust his forecasts were scold until retirement

David and Kim Deabill: Couple Dorset contend they could have continued to incorrectly trust his forecasts were scold until retirement

David and Kim Deabill: Couple who live in Dorset contend they could have continued to incorrectly trust foresee was scold until retirement

Savers are being warned to beware of errors on state grant forecasts after a This is Money reader detected his latest matter was wrong.

David Deabill, 62, was on the verge of shopping top-ups to boost his future payouts from £128 to £146 a week when  told his state grant foresee was incorrect.

Government staff pronounced he must wait for a primer calculation that would take 5 to 6 weeks.

Millions of people get state grant forecasts online or ask for paper versions from the Department for Work and Pensions, and rest on their correctness when formulation their finances in retirement. 

But the DWP says its forecasts are formed on information held at the time of request, and are not a guarantee.

A large clean-up of old grant information has been underway for years – a routine primarily estimated to engage 1.5million workers and 3,000 schemes – and is not due to be resolved until scarcely the finish of 2018.

David’s wife Kim, who flagged up the blunder on his foresee to former Pensions Minister Steve Webb, believes the Government should advise people some-more strongly about this issue.

Mr Webb concluded in his latest pensions mainstay for This is Money that ‘health warnings’ should be placed on forecasts, so people don’t make decisions formed on dangerous information.

‘It is misleading how many people competence be receiving improper forecasts at this stage, but if you were engaged out during a duration before 1997 you competence be affected,’ he says. See the box next on constrictive out.

Contracting out and the state pension

People timid from Apr 2016 onwards validate for the full new ‘flat rate’ of £159.55 a week, but many have detected they will finish up with smaller payments.

This is given they engaged out of profitable the additional state grant top-ups S2P and Serps and under-paid National Insurance during their operative lives.

This is Money pensions columnist Steve Webb receives many questions from readers on this topic. He responds to a standard reader doubt here, which includes links to Steve’s several progressing columns about state grant forecasts and constrictive out 

‘Although this information problem is gradually being sorted out, anyone wanting to know accurately where they mount as a matter of coercion should hit the DWP to safeguard that the information from their company grant scheme is now up to date.’

Mr and Mrs Deabill, who live in Dorset, indicate out they could have continued to incorrectly trust David’s foresee was scold until they found out differently in retirement, and designed financially for an income that wouldn’t be forthcoming.

Mrs Deabill, 55, says: ‘An suitable warning should be placed on all forecasts tentative the complement being rectified. we would also advise that anyone who has perceived a foresee is combined to in outcome to prominence that their foresee may be improper and to recheck their total by telephoning the DWP.

‘They competence need to man it with some-more staff – any call done in the last few weeks has meant a 20 minute-plus wait, which is clearly inconvenient. The staff we have oral to are very studious but must meet with a lot of complaints.’

A Government orator says: ‘State grant forecasts are formed on information held at the time of the request. However, when someone’s National Insurance grant annals change or are updated, their foresee may change too.’

Its central service tells people that their foresee is not a guarantee, is formed on the stream law, does not embody any boost due to inflation, and may be opposite if there are any changes to their National Insurance information.

The terms and conditions, which can be reached by clicking a couple on your personal foresee page, say: ‘The information given is formed on sum from your National Insurance record at the time you use the service. While we will make every bid to keep your record up to date, we do not pledge that it will be or that it is blunder and repudiation free.’ See next for an instance of a foresee page.


The DWP encourages people to check their state grant position frequently as partial of their wider formulation for retirement.

The ongoing grant information clean-up is accepted to be on schedule, with grant schemes asked to contention queries to HMRC’s intentional service by 31 Oct 2018, and final queries answered shortly after that.

If people are worried their state grant foresee could be wrong, they can go online to gov.uk/check-state-pension and find contact options here, or call the Future Pension Centre on 0800 731 0175.

The warning on the correctness of forecasts follows a quarrel over state grant top-ups, where people who make honest mistakes when trying to boost the distance of payouts after they retire get no boost and then are refused refunds by HMRC.

A couple who paid £7,000 for state grant top-ups that valid meaningless finally won a reinstate after the involvement of This is Money.

A corner review by This is Money and Money Mail led to a serve conspirator of savers battling for refunds getting their income back after a u-turn by HMRC. 

What does a state grant foresee demeanour like? 

Source: DWP

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Is my state grant foresee correct?

  • A This is Money reader found his latest state grant foresee was wrong
  • DWP staff told David Deabill, 62, a serve primer calculation was needed
  • Millions of people get state grant forecasts and rest on their accuracy
  • But the Government says they are formed on information held at the time of request, and are not a guarantee 
  • A large clean-up of old grant information is due for execution by the finish of 2018
  •  Ex-Pensions Minister Steve Webb calls for ‘health warning’ on forecasts

Tanya Jefferies for Thisismoney.co.uk

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David and Kim Deabill: Couple Dorset contend they could have continued to incorrectly trust his forecasts were scold until retirement

David and Kim Deabill: Couple Dorset contend they could have continued to incorrectly trust his forecasts were scold until retirement

David and Kim Deabill: Couple who live in Dorset contend they could have continued to incorrectly trust foresee was scold until retirement

Savers are being warned to beware of errors on state grant forecasts after a This is Money reader detected his latest matter was wrong.

David Deabill, 62, was on the verge of shopping top-ups to boost his future payouts from £128 to £146 a week when  told his state grant foresee was incorrect.

Government staff pronounced he must wait for a primer calculation that would take 5 to 6 weeks.

Millions of people get state grant forecasts online or ask for paper versions from the Department for Work and Pensions, and rest on their correctness when formulation their finances in retirement. 

But the DWP says its forecasts are formed on information held at the time of request, and are not a guarantee.

A large clean-up of old grant information has been underway for years – a routine primarily estimated to engage 1.5million workers and 3,000 schemes – and is not due to be resolved until scarcely the finish of 2018.

David’s wife Kim, who flagged up the blunder on his foresee to former Pensions Minister Steve Webb, believes the Government should advise people some-more strongly about this issue.

Mr Webb concluded in his latest pensions mainstay for This is Money that ‘health warnings’ should be placed on forecasts, so people don’t make decisions formed on dangerous information.

‘It is misleading how many people competence be receiving improper forecasts at this stage, but if you were engaged out during a duration before 1997 you competence be affected,’ he says. See the box next on constrictive out.

Contracting out and the state pension

People timid from Apr 2016 onwards validate for the full new ‘flat rate’ of £159.55 a week, but many have detected they will finish up with smaller payments.

This is given they engaged out of profitable the additional state grant top-ups S2P and Serps and under-paid National Insurance during their operative lives.

This is Money pensions columnist Steve Webb receives many questions from readers on this topic. He responds to a standard reader doubt here, which includes links to Steve’s several progressing columns about state grant forecasts and constrictive out 

‘Although this information problem is gradually being sorted out, anyone wanting to know accurately where they mount as a matter of coercion should hit the DWP to safeguard that the information from their company grant scheme is now up to date.’

Mr and Mrs Deabill, who live in Dorset, indicate out they could have continued to incorrectly trust David’s foresee was scold until they found out differently in retirement, and designed financially for an income that wouldn’t be forthcoming.

Mrs Deabill, 55, says: ‘An suitable warning should be placed on all forecasts tentative the complement being rectified. we would also advise that anyone who has perceived a foresee is combined to in outcome to prominence that their foresee may be improper and to recheck their total by telephoning the DWP.

‘They competence need to man it with some-more staff – any call done in the last few weeks has meant a 20 minute-plus wait, which is clearly inconvenient. The staff we have oral to are very studious but must meet with a lot of complaints.’

A Government orator says: ‘State grant forecasts are formed on information held at the time of the request. However, when someone’s National Insurance grant annals change or are updated, their foresee may change too.’

Its central service tells people that their foresee is not a guarantee, is formed on the stream law, does not embody any boost due to inflation, and may be opposite if there are any changes to their National Insurance information.

The terms and conditions, which can be reached by clicking a couple on your personal foresee page, say: ‘The information given is formed on sum from your National Insurance record at the time you use the service. While we will make every bid to keep your record up to date, we do not pledge that it will be or that it is blunder and repudiation free.’ See next for an instance of a foresee page.


The DWP encourages people to check their state grant position frequently as partial of their wider formulation for retirement.

The ongoing grant information clean-up is accepted to be on schedule, with grant schemes asked to contention queries to HMRC’s intentional service by 31 Oct 2018, and final queries answered shortly after that.

If people are worried their state grant foresee could be wrong, they can go online to gov.uk/check-state-pension and find contact options here, or call the Future Pension Centre on 0800 731 0175.

The warning on the correctness of forecasts follows a quarrel over state grant top-ups, where people who make honest mistakes when trying to boost the distance of payouts after they retire get no boost and then are refused refunds by HMRC.

A couple who paid £7,000 for state grant top-ups that valid meaningless finally won a reinstate after the involvement of This is Money.

A corner review by This is Money and Money Mail led to a serve conspirator of savers battling for refunds getting their income back after a u-turn by HMRC. 

What does a state grant foresee demeanour like? 

Source: DWP

Source: DWP

Source: DWP


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