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NI Blunder Sees Many Pensioners Left Penniless

Yet again we are seeing signs of the UK benefit system collapsing around our ears with news that a number of people in the UK have been given the same National Insurance number. The catastrophe seems to have occurred when many people were issued with new NI numbers on marriage or returning to work. It has only just come to light that many people with the same name or same birthday have the same NI number.

One instance saw a lady who had worked since the age of 14 years old reach retirement only to be denied a state pension. Left penniless she was forced to live of her and her husbands' savings and they nearly lost there home. To make matters worse a number of people have also been interviewed by the police for benefits fraud even though they have done nothing wrong.

As if the above was not bad enough there are also reports of people with duplicate numbers having their working records and pension contribution details wiped from the system altogether. This really is a scandal of the highest proportions and has seen the current government land in hot water yet again, letting down the very people they purport to help.

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