In Focus: Retirement Income  

Thousands of pensioners missing out on state pension

Therefore it has recommended that local authorities and health services run a campaign to raise awareness.

It has also called on the government to remove the need for a claim at age 80, and instead pay Category D pensions automatically.

It stated: “For older people with cognitive impairments in particular, removing the need to complete a claims process could remove an important barrier to people getting what they are entitled to.”

amy.austin@ft.com

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