MPs Reminder During Pension Credit Week of Action - Check Your Entitlement

MPs Reminder During Pension Credit Week of Action - Check Your Entitlement

Published date : 15 June, 2023

Local MP Richard Thomson is reminding constituents to check their entitlement to see if they are missing out on Pension Credit.  

Pension Credit is a social security entitlement which provides pensioners on a low income with extra money and other helpful support. It can top up their weekly income to £201.05 if they are single, and £306.85 if they are making a joint claim with a partner.  Claiming Pension Credit also entitles people to additional support with council tax bills, rent, energy costs, and grants them a free TV licence if they are over the age of 75.  


Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:   

“There are 1119 households receiving Pension Credit in Gordon as of November 2022.  Pension Credit provides a vital income for our most vulnerable pensioners – worth more than £3,500 per year on average.   

“Although take-up is at the highest level since 2010, there is still more we can do to ensure pensioners are not missing out.   

“It’s vital that older people here in the North-east are claiming everything they are entitled to, especially given the huge cost-of-living pressures we are facing. Pension Credit can make a big difference to pensioners on low and fixed incomes.  

“Age Scotland can offer advice on Pension Credit eligibility, how to claim and a free information guide by calling their helpline on 0800 12 44 222, or on their website at Their online benefits calculator can also offer a quick indication of what you could be missing out on at “  



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