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Applying for a State Pension in the 1930s

Postby sgturner2013 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:24 pm

Hi,

Does anyone know how people applied for a State Pension in the 1930s?
My great-grandfather was born about 1865, so would have reached 65 about 1930 or 70 in 1935. Since he did not have a birth certificate or baptism record (that I can find), how would he have been able to prove his entitlement?

Assuming that there was some paperwork about this, where would I be able to find it?

Regards
Sue
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Re: Applying for a State Pension in the 1930s

Postby AntonyM » Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:36 pm

When did he die, if he was still around the 1939 Register would confirm his date of birth ?
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Re: Applying for a State Pension in the 1930s

Postby elsabels » Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 pm

A bit of insight into the History of the State Pension

http://www.web40571.clarahost.co.uk/sta ... istory.htm

It is likely that a birth certificate or baptism certificate would be required, however if your grandfather lived 'locally' maybe the Church Officiating officer could vouch for him !
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