Today I met with the charity Independent Age to discuss ways to tackle the low uptake of ‘Pension Credit’ – a benefit for people over the state retirement age. Currently 4 in 10 people who should get this extra support are not receiving it sadly. Independent Age suggest that over £7 million is going unclaimed by pensioners in Southwark.
If you think you or a loved one may be eligible for this extra support, please get in touch via Neil.Coyle.MP@Parliament.uk and I can help guide you through the next steps. You can also apply online directly for this low pension top up: https://apply-for-pension-credit.dwp.gov.uk/