AN ELDERLY Huddersfield woman has been left penniless after being without her pension book for almost two weeks.
Elsie Mansfield, 79, of Dalton, posted her pension book to the Pension Service in York on September 9.
She had been asked to return the book because some money had to be deducted.
Mrs Mansfield, of Myers Croft, said she did not know why the money had to be taken off.
However, she was happy to send her book as she was told a Giro cheque would be sent straight away, to allow her some cash while she could not claim her pension.
She usually gets £123.83 a week.
However, no Giro cheque has arrived and Mrs Mansfield - who is partially sighted - is still without her pension book.
Her son, Brian, cannot help her as he has cash problems.
Mrs Mansfield said: "I've no money left. I've had to borrow money from a friend to pay my bills.
"I have rung them every day and they keep telling me it's on its way.
"But it's gone on long enough. I'm at my wit's end. How am I supposed to live this weekend?"
A spokeswoman from the Department of Work and Pensions said Mrs Mansfield's case was a priority.
She added: "We are looking into the case and it will be dealt with as a matter of urgency."
Pension books could be recalled for a variety of reasons, but she said she could not elaborate on individual cases.