Exactly what is Pension Credit? Well, according to AgeUK, it is a benefit for pensioners which is not being claimed by 1,200,000 (1.2 million) Pensioners who are entitled to receive a few pounds extra to their income! This means that, according to our rough calculation, amongst our total East Sussex Seniors Association membership, there could be up to 1,000 pensioners who could be receiving this benefit, but are not claiming it. Are you one of them?
Independent Age have issued a pamphlet which explains everything. Click one this link: https://independent-age-assets.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/2019-04/Advice-Guide-Pension-Credit_0.pdf to download it, or you can telephone Freephone 0800 319 6789 if you would prefer a hard copy.
The pamphlet gives you a Freephone number to phone and a list of details you will need to make a claim. It’s as easy as that, so, go on, have a go!
What you may not realise is that if you get only £1 per week extra, having this benefit opens many other doors to other savings. For instance, most Councils give a reduction in Council Tax (possibly worth many hundreds of pounds), or an increase in Housing Benefit, plus dental treatment is free and from this year, when the rest of us have to pay for our TV Licence fee, if you are over 75 then yours will continue to be free.
So, what’s stopping you? It’s very simple, so, go on, have a go!
We would also love to hear from you that you have been successful. Letting us know by phoning Linda on 01892 770487 would give us a great deal of satisfaction to know that this message has been successful and the knowledge that many more of our members are getting what they are entitled to.
SO, GO ON, HAVE A GO!