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Civil Service Pensions To be Paid By Capita
The company have also set up a web site for Civil Service Pensioners at
www.capitahartshead.co.uk  

Pensioners will shortly be able to access and update pension details securely online.

UK Government Pensions Service
The Department For Work And Pensions is responsible for delivering support and advice through a modern network of services to people of working age, employers, pensioners, families and children and disabled people.

A - Z of Benefits in UK

Pensions Advice - UK Government Site
A new series of leaflets with information on particular areas of pensions.    The topics covered include -
Pension planning, the state pension, pensions for the self-employed, women, occupational, personal and contracted out pensions.
They are all free from
Pensions InfoLine 0845 731 3233
They are also online at Department of Social Security.

Sharing Pensions
This is a free information website focused on the division of pension rights resulting from UK divorce, including an extensive glossary explaining terms found in marriage breakdown, retirement planning and offers a valuation service from IFA pension experts.

Incomes Data - Pensions
Pensions News, Reports and Research etc.

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Advice & Information
Local Benefit Agency Newsletter For Highlands

18 September 03
Pension Credit - A Big Change?

What is Pension Credit?
Pension Credit is a new entitlement for people aged 60 or over that is being introduced from October 2003. This could mean extra money for you every week.  It guarantees everyone aged 60 and over an income of at least:
102.10 a week if you are single; or
155.80 a week if you have a partner.
For the first time, people aged 65 and over will be rewarded for some of their savings and income they have for their retirement. In the past, those who had managed to save a little were no better off than those who had not saved at all.

Pension Credit will change this by giving new money to those who have saved up to:
14.79 if you are single; or
19.20 a week if you have a partner.
The person who applies for Pension Credit must be at least 60; it does not matter if their partner is under 60. We use 'partner' to mean your husband or wife, or a person you live with as if you are married to them.
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