- November 6, 2019
- Posted by: Cardiff Labour Group
- Category: Latest News
The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Helena Herklots, is encouraging people across Wales to know what they’re entitled to for Pension Credit.
Pension Credit is an income-related benefit to give you some extra money in retirement. If you’re on a low income or struggling to make ends meet, claiming Pension Credit could help.
Pension Credit can make a huge difference to older people’s lives. Every year thousands of older people in Wales miss out on millions of pounds of unclaimed financial entitlements.
If your weekly pension is less than £167.25 (£255.25 for couples), you may be eligible for pension credit, which tops up your income and unlocks a range of other entitlements. This includes council tax discounts, free dental treatment and help with housing costs.
You may be entitled to Pension Credit even if you own your own home or have saving and other income.
The average amount of Pension Credit received by those claiming is £58 per week, which could boost your income by as much as £3,000 per year.
Call the Pension Credit line on 0800 99 1234 to find out what you’re entitled to. You can also visit https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit to find out more.
When you telephone, you will need your National Insurance number, your bank details and information about your savings and income.