I am Gwendra XXXXXXXX, wife of Peter XXXXXXXX who asked previous medical and legal questions. I retired in 2013 and took my occupational pension but not my state pension which I became entitled to on 09 April 2013, but am planning to apply for shortly. Can you clear up a couple of things? I understand you have to apply for the state pension as it is not paid automatically. Presumably I can apply for it now? Are the occupational and state pensions paid separately? Also I am confused by the fact that an amount for the state pension appears on my P60.
The other thing is, can you explain why an amount for state pension, even though I have not claimed it, is shown on my P60. Thank you.
For Rakhi Vasavada,
Sorry, I have misled you about the P60. The form I received was from the Inland Revenue, a Tax calculation for the year 2012/13. From May 2012 I was entitled to State Pension and I actually retired from work in July 2013. For the tax year 2012/13 it shows 2 items for income- PAYE for my work and State Pension Benefits and tax has been charged on both items. This is why I am puzzled because I have not applied for or received State Pension, I cannot understand why it is shown. They seem to be assuming that because I was entitled to it I was actually receiving it.
Apologies for my error and can I have your opinion please?