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This document sets out the main points made by respondents and provides the government’s response to the consultation.
Each year around 175,000 people receiving DWP benefits go on to claim State Pension. To do this, they currently have to make contact with the department and provide all their details afresh when they make that claim.
This consultation sought responses on proposed changes that would mean that all existing DWP customers would be contacted by the department when they approach State Pension age, instead of having to contact us. For some customers, the government would pay their State Pension without requiring a claim, unless that person has decided to defer getting their State Pension.
This consultation is now closed. It ran from 1 February 2010 to 12 March 2010.