Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, Boris Johnson has welcomed a new campaign to boost the take-up of Pension Credit in Uxbridge and South Ruislip as part of wider support with the cost of living.
Pension Credit is a top up for our most vulnerable pensioners that is worth an average of £3,300. As well as a cash top up to the State Pension, it is a passport to a suite of other benefits such as help with housing costs, council tax reduction schemes, heating bills and a free over-75s TV licence.
There are already 1,776 claimants of Pension Credit in Uxbridge and South Ruislip but we know around 25 per cent of people who could claim the extra help do not currently do so.
To help, the Conservative Government has launched a major campaign to encourage eligible pensioners, as well as those who care for and support older people, to access the help they are entitled to.
Pension Credit can be claimed online, by telephone or by post. Information is available on Gov.UK website www.gov.uk/pension-credit or by calling the Freephone Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234.
Commenting, Boris said: “It is great that 1,776 pensioners in Uxbridge and South Ruislip already claim Pension Credit, but it is important for everyone else in our area to claim all the help they are entitled to. That is why the Government has launched a major campaign to encourage eligible pensioners, as well as those who care for and support older people, to access the help they are entitled to. This will ensure that eligible pensioners know what support is available and will help people prepare and save for later life.”