Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay, has joined the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales to urge his constituents to check whether they may be entitled to receive Pension Credit, as approximately £500 million is yet to be claimed.
If your weekly pension is less than £167.25 (£255.25 for couples), you may be eligible for Pension Credit. This tops up your income and unlocks a range of other entitlements such as council tax discounts, free dental treatment and help with housing costs.
Speaking today Nick said: “I would urge constituents struggling to survive on a small pension to check if they are eligible to receive Pension Credit.
“You may still be entitled to receive Pension Credit even if you own your own home or have savings and other income.
“Why not make a call to the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234 to find out? You’ll need your National Insurance Number, your bank details and information about your income and savings to hand. Make sure you receive what you’re entitled to!”