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State pension is rising next week but thousands could see pensions cut by up to £70 a week


A spokesperson for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said: ““The ending of ADIs was part of a package of reforms introduced in 2010, which meant that overall more women received the full basic state pension and more generous National Insurance credits for carers were introduced.

“After April 6, 2020, current ADI recipients may be eligible for a means tested benefit such as Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

“Those already in receipt of a means tested benefit should see no change to their income as the loss of the ADI will be offset by an increase in their means tested benefit.”

It’s possible to check how much a person is able to get by going online, and using the government’s “Check you State Pension” tool.



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