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Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall

 by phil , Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:13 pm

A disabled Birmingham pensioner in her 80s is celebrating after pocketing an astonishing £60,000 in unclaimed benefits. The woman failed to claim the state pension she was entitled to after her husband died ten years ago.

The mix-up emerged following a routine Birmingham City Council check to make sure old people claimed all the benefits they were entitled to. I wonder where they were for the previous ten years?

When officials visited the woman, who not named but lives in the north of the city, they were astonished to discover she had no pension at all. The pensioner who is disabled also did not realise, that she could also claim Attendance Allowance, a benefit which helps people cope with disabilities.

Well done to the Birmingham City Council worker, who discovered this appalling state of affairs but I have to ask why it took ten years? Once again benefits office staff you should be thoroughly ashamed of yourself it just only goes to endorse what I have always said about claimants being given a personal claims advisor when they claim benefits and every pensioner getting one when reaching pensionable age.

Phil


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Thread overview

Subject Author Date
Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall phil Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:13 pm
RE: Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall Sheldonboy Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:36 pm
RE: Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall phil Sat Mar 19, 2011 4:22 pm
RE: Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall signman Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:57 pm
RE: Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall Sheldonboy Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:29 pm
RE: Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall phil Sun Mar 20, 2011 3:31 pm
RE: Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall mikejee Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:12 pm
RE: Birmingham Pensioner £60,000 Windfall phil Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:31 pm
 

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