Age UK Salford is partnering with Citizens Advice Salford to encourage the uptake of Free Pension Credit Checks for people of State Pensionable age.
1.30 million people aren’t claiming the Pension Credit they are entitled to, according to Independent Age, the older people’s charity.
This suggests a significant number of people aren’t receiving the benefits they might be entitled to.
This may be because of:
- Lack of awareness of entitlement
- Stigma of receiving a benefit
- People have reached State Pension Age and may be eligible but think they aren’t
- It is means tested. People may still qualify even if they have savings or a house
This may mean only a few extra £’s/ week but it can open the door to other entitlements. This can include: free NHS dental treatment and check-ups, free sight tests, vouchers for glasses & contact lenses, travel costs to and from hospital, Cold Weather payments.
You can make an appointment see a Citizens Advice Salford advisor at our office in Eccles - call on 0161 788 7300. You can also see an advisor by drop-in at Critchley Community Hub, Swinton every Thursday morning.
More information about Pension Credit
The free Pension Credit check could mean extra weekly money if you call to check your eligibility.