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The perks of claiming Pension Credit

Pension Credit doesn’t just top up your income. It’s also your passport to lots of other savings.

Here are 6 perks of claiming Pension Credit:

  1. It’s unlikely you’ll have to pay Council Tax (unless other people live with you). You will still have to pay the water charge in your council tax.
  2. You’ll get free NHS dental treatment, and you can claim help towards the cost of glasses and travel to hospital.
  3. You’ll get a Cold Weather Payment of £25 when the temperature is 0°C or below for 7 days in a row.
  4. If you rent your home, you may get your rent paid in full by Housing Benefit, unless other people live with you. 
  5. If you own your home, you may be eligible for help with mortgage interest, ground rent and service charges.
  6. If you’re a carer, you may get an extra amount known as Carer Premium. This is worth up to £34.20 a week.

You have nothing to lose by applying, but potentially a lot to gain.

For more information: Call the Age Scotland Helpline on 0800 12 44 222

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