For decades, he was unaware of his entitlements to subsidies, until it was recently discovered that he was eligible to claim pension benefits.
The Times reports that 100-year-old Margaret Bradshaw has lost $ 75,000 in her pension since returning home in 1990.
The UK-born grandmother spent most of her working life in Canada, so when she returned home she was considered ineligible for a government pension.
Since reaching the age of 80 in 2001, Bradshaw has been entitled to a state pension, meaning he has lost about 20 years of pension benefits.
After reading an article about the elderly who did not retire, the daughter discovered that she had lost her mother’s rights, which led to a search and question of whether she could regain her right to a pension.
Two weeks ago, Margaret began collecting her pension with the help of Sir Steve Webb, a former UK contract pension officer.
The nanny and former hotel worker, who now lives in a nursing home, received $ 4,000 in advance.
Her daughter Helen said: “I never heard of pensions for people over the age of 80. I was worried about my mother’s financial situation because nursing homes were expensive, so I knew she would get it 20 years late, even if it was money.”
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