Contracted-Out Deductions from Additional State Pension

Peter White made this Freedom of Information request to Department for Work and Pensions

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Peter White

Dear Sir or Madam,

Could you please provide a copy of the rules (or an explanation of the rules) used to calculate Additional State Pension based on earnings from 6 April 1978 to BEFORE 5 April 1997 (where earnings for most years are above LEL):

- that is for persons who drew their state pension from state retirement age where payment commenced prior to 5 April 1997 (before the Pension Act 1995 came into force);

- where at least one year their earnings were above the LEL and were contracted-out;

- where at least one year their earnings were above the LEL and were contracted-in.

Since the Pension Act 1995 came into force, the COD deduction has been applied to additional pension earned during the whole period between 6 April 1978 and 5 April 1997, irrespective of whether the earnings were contracted-out or contracted-in. I wish to establish if this was the case before the Pension Act 1995 came into force.

Also, are you able to clarify if the method of calculation changed during the period 6 April 1978 and 5 April 1997, and if so the nature of the changes?

Yours faithfully,

Peter White

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Dear Mr White,

Please find attached a response to your query.

Yours sincerely,

Central FoI Team
Department for Work and Pensions

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Michael,Bernard,Budinger. left an annotation ()

I can not see where they have supplied the information requested,if I could I would be reading it.

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John Jarman left an annotation ()

The lengthy Decision Makers Guide is on line - Volume 12, Chapter 75 is at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/publications/speci...
It can be downloaded in .pdf format.

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