Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please provide the total figure of extra State Pension in payment to 9.8m men resulting from autocredits to their NI records between ages 60-65.

Those 9.8m men who applied for free NIC autocredits between 1993-2018 gained extra State Pension for life. I wish to know what the total cost has been to date to those 9.8m men on this auto credited part of their State Pension only.

What they earned based on any other NI-able earnings is to be excluded

Yours faithfully

P Hinder

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Dear Pauline Hinder,

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Dear Pauline Hinder,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 31st
July.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Enhanced State Pension from NIC Autocredits'.

Too costly to calculate. Don’t believe Govt would not have a budget line with costings.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

Pauline Hinder

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Dear Pauline Hinder,

I am writing in response to your request for information, received 24th
August.

Yours sincerely,

DWP Central FoI Team

Dear Department for Work and Pensions,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Department for Work and Pensions's handling of my FOI request 'Enhanced State Pension from NIC Autocredits'.

Having worked in NHS PAYROLL in SW of England and as a Commercial Officer in the MOD, I know that changes are costed for Govt devision making purposes. I therefore do not believe that lines of coding in the DWP & HMRC accounts were not created to keep s check on Govt spending on this item in terms of both NIC top-ups paid by DWP AND augmented pensions for life that up to 5 rars Pensión credit bestowed on 10.7m recipients.

When the UK Govt refused to reinstate 3.8m 50’s born womens’ pensions, they were immediately able to say how much & that would cost, proving that values are known in advance.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/e...

Yours faithfully,

Pauline Hinder

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Dear Pauline Hinder

As advised in our response to your internal review request dated 01 September, if you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the internal review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for an independent review. Generally the Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Civil Service Commission. We confirm that you have now exhausted that procedure.
 
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As we are unable to assist you further with this matter, the Department for Work and Pensions will not be responding to any further related correspondence.

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