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Are you eligible for Pension Credit?

Published on 20 July 2020 04:03 PM

From August 2020, only pensioners receiving Pension Credit will be entitled to a free TV License.

Many people in London are unaware that they could be eligible for Pension Credit, and by claiming may also be able to get help with mortgage payments or rent, Council Tax, fuel bills and healthcare costs.

The Mayor of London wants to reduce the number of pensioners in poverty, and is asking people to get in touch with their local Age UK service to find out more about Pension Credit. The Mayor's website has a downloadable letter that can be printed out for those who do not have internet access:

https://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/older-people/pension-credit-know-your-rights

Call our Helpline

Age UK Croydon's Information and Advice team can assess if you, or someone you love, is entitled to Pension Credit, and can help with the application process too. Call our Helpline on 020 8686 0066, Monday - Friday, from 10am - 4pm