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Five forms of support pensioners can claim right now – can you get top-up this winter?


Here are five pension benefits available right now:

Pension Credit

Pension Credit is one of the more helpful benefits available to pensioners, and it could provide a helpful boost to people’s income.

It gives extra money to people who are over the state pension age, which is currently 66 in the UK, who are on a low income.

Pension Credit tops up single pensioners’ income to £177.10 per week if they currently receive less than that, or £270.30 in joint income for couples.

Retirees who reached retirement age before April 6, 2016 and who have made some provision towards their pension already, through a personal or workplace pension for example, could get an extra £14.04 per week if they are single, or £15.71 for couples.

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