The state pensions system "would baffle Albert Einstein", the Pensions Minister has said as figures showed OAPs can receive £200 a week more than others.
Differences in the 'pensions roulette' system, which could add up to £10,000 a year, occur as the level of basic and additional state payouts can widely vary under "complex" regulations, the Department for Work and Pensions said.
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