Women who took time off to be stay-at-home mums could be missing out on thousands of pounds in their pension entitlement, according to the Government.
The Telegraph reports that a woman who took three years off work to raise children could be "nearly £14,000 worse off over the course of her retirement" and as many as 50,000 women could be affected.
However don't panic just yet because it's thought that women who took time off work to raise children during the '80s and '90s are those most likely to be affected.
Know anyone who fits that category? (I'm tagging my Mum as we speak...)
There could be as much as £500m in unclaimed extra state pension payments up for grabs and it's all because of dodgy government computer systems – and specifically down to National Insurance and child benefit records not being in synch.
The key thing is to check whether your National Insurance record is up to date. How?
You can check out the Government's trial website to check your National Insurance record and make sure it's correct, or if you're already receiving a state pension, call the Department for Work & Pensions for more information on 0800 731 7898.
Mistakes are apparently easily fixed. Good luck!