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    Pension Service terms

    Having come late into my stepfather's life as carer, I don't know the history of his financial affairs. Today he has received a letter from the Pension Service advising of General Increases in Benefits.

    He can't remember what the following terms mean, and I'm not yet at pension age - can anyone please advise?

    Pre 97 additional State Pension
    (I know this used to be called SERPS, but why Pre 97)

    Post 97 additional State Pension (ditto)

    Graduated Retirement Benefit.

    I can't find any info which doesn't just quote the Pensions Service booklet.

    Many thanks if you can assist.

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    Volunteer Moderator jenniferpa's Avatar
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    Have you looked at the age concern fact sheets about this sort of thing?

    I don't know how accurate this is but you could look at this

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