Pension increase for 2020 - what are your views?Watch this post
Just had my letter in post telling me how much I will receive after April 2020 the letter says the new weekly payments will be £173.75 per week.
My payment will be £142.43 per week. This is because I have a private pension as well.
So by trying to ensure I could care for myself when I retired I now find myself being penalised for doing the sensible thing.
Today in Westminster Boris was asked if a £111.00 pounds a month was enough to live on? He answered NO. I ask what does the government think is a fair amount to live on each week!
I just feel like I have been slapped in the face for trying to care for myself. I paid my insurance every week for 38 years but can't get the full amount because I took steps to care for me.
Now a neighbour who choose not to work all his life gets full pension plus some benefits.
Good for him but we are living in a country that the less you do the more you get, well that's how I see it.
What are your views?
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