State pension update as thousands of underpayments identified | Personal Finance | Finance

In this case, the average repayment was recorded at £10,772.

The total amount repaid to these people was £84million.

Finally, there was the over 80, or category D, state pension. A total of 10,784 underpayments were identified, with an average value of £3,172.

In total, some £34million has been repaid to those impacted within this category.

The DWP explained: “Cases may be checked for more than one potential cause of error.

“Therefore, an individual state pension claim may be counted in more than one category.”

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