The Anonymous Widower

The Department Of Work And Pensions Doesn’t Believe In Speed

I was sixty-five on the sixteenth of August and still haven’t had a sniff of a pension, despite several phone calls and a few letters.

I’m not someone who is in desperate need of the money, but surely if I was, it would be causing me great difficulties.

After all, it’s not if my pension age sneaked up on them and they’ve had my details since I started getting winter fuel payments a couple of years ago.

It’s a complete disgrace!


October 29, 2012 - Posted by | Finance, World |


  1. I agree, most of these benefit payments take ages to sort out before you get paid. And as you say, this isnt a problem for you, but for many people it is really a struggle.

    Comment by Liz P | October 29, 2012 | Reply

  2. Actually, they have had 65 years to prepare. Like you I was born in the peak after WWII, and at every stage that peak has been used as an excuse to explain why there are delays in processing. It started when I went to school where they we unprepared for the influx. They had had 5 years to prepare, and at each stage more time, and experience of previous problems. Eb=ven after 65 years they haven’t got it sorted. Government departments never seem to learn.

    Comment by John Wright | October 29, 2012 | Reply

  3. […] when the DWP sorts it out I’ll have my State […]

    Pingback by Applying Control Engineering Principles To Pensions « The Anonymous Widower | October 31, 2012 | Reply

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