Jessica Morden Jessica Morden - Labour MP for Newport East, Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons and PPS to Keir Starmer
Did you know that four in ten people have never heard of Pension Credit?
Independent Age have estimated that across #NewportEast that 1,531 pensioners who haven’t applied for this support.
This #TalkMoneyWeek it’s more important than ever to be aware of what support it out there for either yourself or someone you know.
So what exactly is Pension Credit? If you’re eligible, Pension Credit will give you extra money and opens up access to other benefits including Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, money off your bills from the Warm Home Discount Scheme and Welsh Water and Cold Weather Payment schemes, a free television licence for people aged 75+.
To apply for Pension Credit and to see if you’re eligible it’s best to call the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234 (textphone: 0800 169 0133) or you can also claim online at www.gov.uk/pension-credit/how-to-claim.
For more information or support here are some organisations that you may find useful:
Age Cymru Gwent
Telephone: 01633 763330
Telephone: 0808 802 2000