Citizens Advice Salford is partnering with Age UK  Salford to encourage the uptake of Free Pension Credit Checks for people of State Pensionable age.

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