thirdcrank wrote: Mick F wrote:
rjb wrote:If you are a couple of pensioners then the 4 weekly state pension is paid out every 2 weeks.
Is this the way it is arranged? Doesn't seem right to me. We all qualify our own pensions these days.
I turned 65 on a Tuesday, and a fortnight later, my first payment came through. My OAP is paid every four weeks on a Tuesday.
Mrs Mick F will turn 66 on a Monday so I would imagine her's will be paid every Monday.
I thought that the state pension was always paid on Thursdays - again for historic reasons -
Yes, this is true providing
you collect it from a post office. (or similar?)
Mine is paid by BACS straight into our Natwest current account on Tuesdays every four weeks. Today was "Pension Day" and mine was today. Next one will be four weeks today - Tuesday 9th July.
This is why I cannot comprehend how the Pension Service can pay married couples on alternate four weeks by BACS into a bank account so the household gets a payment every two weeks. As far as I understand it, the married couples pension has gone. We are all separately calculated now and paid separately related to when you reach State Pension Age.
.......... or am I wrong about this?
Tangled Metal wrote:I was really referring to MickF who was complaining about it though. From his various posts I assumed he had been paid this way for some time and wasn't in financial dire straights.
I'm complaining that I can't have the OAP monthly instead of four-weekly. Everything we have ever done for donkey's years has been monthly - mortgages, rents, standing orders, direct debits, loan repayments, pay, allowances, work pension, service pension .......... etc etc etc.
It's only a few keystokes on a computer, and it'll be done .................... except they can't because it's set in stone.
No, not in financial dire straights at all thank goodness. It's just the principle of an antiquated system being brought up to date .......... but not quite. I appreciate that some people want/need cash weekly or whatever, but the system isn't flexible enough to allow a monthly payment.
Mick F. Cornwall