Pension Credit - Know Your Rights

Helping older Londoners through winter

Smiling pensioner, happy that she can claim Pension Credit and encouraging others to do so too.

The Mayor wants to reduce the number of older Londoners living in poverty. That’s why every year we run a campaign to tell older Londoners about the support available to help them through winter.

You can contact your local Age UK to find out if you or someone you know is eligible for Pension Credit, or other financial help.

Find out more about the awareness raising events at 14 local Age UKs.

Get the Pension Credit due to you

  • If you’re a single pensioner on less than £148.35 a week, or part of a couple on less than £226.50 a week you could be missing out on extra cash to help you with your household bills this winter.
  • You might be entitled to 'Savings Credit' if you’re over 65,  single with an income up to £190 per week or £278 for couples.
  • You may also be able to get help with your household and fuel bills as well as health care costs.
  • Even if you’re not eligible, you may still be able to claim other support like Attendance Allowance, Carers Allowance and help with energy costs.

How can Pension Credit help you?

Read the stories of Erma, Fatmatta and Ken to see how claiming Pension Credit has helped them.

Erma's story

Fatmatta's story

Ken's story

About the campaign

This year’s campaign runs from January to April 2015. Age UK London is our main campaign partner.

The campaign is also supported by London Councils, Department for Work and Pensions, Citizens Advice, Carers Trust and the Association of London Chief Librarians.

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