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    State Retirement Pension

    Hubby has just retired and he has a letter today asking for our marriage certificate or they won't be able to pay him. Why do they need this as I receive my SRP, albeit reduced, in my own right, he is not claiming for me? Will they take my SRP off me and pay him a bit more? I am quite worried as I don't want to lose my SRP, it is my independence.
    Anybody know or is it just standard procedure?

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    They will not take any state pension off you to pay him. It is standard procedure they may hold a date, but may need to verify it with the certificate, but if your pension basic element is below 60% the you may get a top up and they may need to get the marriage verified before that can be done.

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    Thank you, now that does make sense. I couldn't puzzle it out.

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