Gordon MP Richard Thomson urges pension credit sign up as cost of living crisis continues

Rising inflation levels and rising bills have left many Gordon households reeling from high food, fuel and energy costs.

Local MP Richard Thomson is urging eligible retirees in the constituency to ensure they receive their pension credit entitlement, which could help ease further pressures on the cost of living.

This is extra money to help cover living expenses if the applicant is over state retirement age and has a low income.

The pension credit can also help cover housing costs or service charges.

It’s easy to apply online, by phone or by mail.

Applicants can start their application four months before reaching retirement age and apply any time after that, but an application can only be backdated by three months, so it’s best to apply early.

Commenting, Richard Thomson said: ‘The Tory cost of living crisis continues, with Gordon households set to be hit by rising National Insurance, soaring energy bills and rising food prices.

“Retirees in particular remain vulnerable to these economic shocks, so I urge those who are eligible to ensure they receive their full entitlements.

“Poverty among retirees remains a real problem across the country, and the Pension Credit can make all the difference in helping to address these pressures.

“I urge Gordon’s families and friends to check in, to make sure their loved ones are getting the support they deserve.”

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