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Married Couples State Pension

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persianlady | 19:57 Mon 10th Dec 2007 | News
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Am I right in thinking that a married couple who have both paid full NI contributions individually, all their working lives, will get a combined pension that is less than for two individuals who are not married?

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Hello persianlady,

No they will get individual pensions the same as if they were single.

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Thanks Leftylottie - Does that mean that the married couples pension is for someone who has a spouse who has not contributed?
Hi again.

It's explained here persianlady. Hope it helps.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/2554675.st m

Yes.
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Thank you everyone, particularly LeftieLottie. That link was brilliant . It told me everything I needed to know.

What did people do before Answerbank?

Much appreciated.

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