“These unacceptable delays are causing hardship and distress, and I cannot help but wonder if this is a systemic problem.
“My constituents applied for their state pensions months in advance of reaching retirement age, and were informed by the DWP that they would soon receive a statement outlining their pension entitlement and payments.
“However, they have found that such a letter was not provided before they reached retirement age and when they reached the qualifying age they have found themselves waiting over a month without receiving state pension payments.”
She added: “I have contacted the DWP only to find it to be lax in addressing the concerns raised, with correspondence simply not answered and/or not within a reasonable time frame.
“As you will appreciate, these lengthy delays are deeply worrying for the affected constituents, who rely on state pension support.
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