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Hi, my name is ValTwine!
I have been unable to work since 2012 due to chronic M.E. and am in receipt of full housing/Council Tax benefits as well as the Support Group of ESA benefit. I was 56 on 12th of Jan this year, and last year cashed in 2 old work pensions which paid off debts and bills and household items I needed desperately. I have one more pension that I know I paid into from Jan 1985 to April 1989. I have been going round in circles and getting nowhere. I contacted the initial company - Schroder's, but they said that it became NM Schroder in 1987 (whilst I worked there as a full-time receptionist)then they changed again in the 1990's after I left, to Friends Provident. I have contacted ALL of these companies but they say they have no record of me working there!!! Unfortunately due to moving a number of times throughout the 1990's, I have lost all of my wageslips from my work there, so apart from giving them my NINO, they say they can't find me on their registers!!! Can you advise please?