Pensions analysis: In this short but clear Determination, the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman (DPO) upheld a complaint by a pensioner that delays and failures to respond to a complaint concerning the misquotation of a benefits entitlement constituted maladministration and as such merited an award for distress and inconvenience. Wyn Derbyshire of gunnercooke LLP looks at the decision.
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