Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is backing the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales’ campaign to ensure that everyone who is entitled to Pension Credit is claiming it.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “Pension Credit can make a really positive difference to older people’s lives, but every year thousands of older people in Wales miss out on millions of pounds in unclaimed financial entitlements.”
If your weekly pension is less than £167.25 (or £255.25 for couples), you may be eligible for Pension Credit, which tops up your income and unlocks a range of other entitlements, such as council tax discounts, free dental treatment, and help with housing costs. You may still be entitled to Pension Credit even if you own your own home, or have savings and other income.
Rebecca Evans added: “The average amount of Pension Credit received by people who claim it is £58 a week, which could boost your income by as much as £3,000 a year.”
It’s really easy to claim Pension Credit - all it takes is a phone call. You just need your national insurance number, your bank details and information about your income and savings. Call the Pension Credit claim line now on 0800 99 1234 to make sure you receive what you’re entitled to.