Repayment of benefits for backdated pension ?
I was on benefits last year. when I received a letter from the Scottish Public Pension Agency.
It said ‘I am writing to you in relation to your unclaimed teacher’s pension which became payable from your 60th birthday (17/05/2015) … Your pension will be backdated to your 60th birthday’.
I signed off immediately and claimed the pension including the backdated amount. The question is whether the DWP could ask me to repay the benefits for the four years of backdated pension.
I am asking because I want to claim a tax rebate for those four years and am frightened the tax people will contact the DWP.
Thank you !!!