1.30 million people aren’t claiming the Pension Credit they are entitled to, according to Independent Age, the older people’s charity.
This suggests a significant number of people aren’t receiving the benefits they might be entitled to.
This may be because of:
- Lack of awareness of entitlement
- Stigma of receiving a benefit
- People have reached State Pension Age and may be eligible but think they aren’t
- It is means tested. People may still qualify even if they have savings or a house
This may mean only a few extra £’s/ week but it can open the door to other entitlements including a free TV Licence. Find out more about the changes to the TV Licence for over 75’s.
Other benefits can include: free NHS dental treatment and check-ups, free sight tests, vouchers for glasses & contact lenses, travel costs to and from hospital, Cold Weather payments.
Call Citizens Advice Salford for full advice on: 07494498678
Find out more about claiming Pension Credit