Retirees generally turn to the state pension to provide them with financial assistance. However, this is not always the only form of help available. Many retirees might find they qualify for the pension credit, which is designed specifically to help low-income people. The benefit supervised by the Department for WorkRead More →

Pension Credit is a useful tax-free income and savings supplement that opens the door to many other financial benefits. Yet the Department for Work and Pensions says up to a million pensioner households eligible for the credit are not claiming it. In this guide we answer: Pension Credit is aRead More →

Who should read All housing allowances (HB) Staff action For information Topic Universal Credit (Persons Having Attained State Pension Credit Eligibility Age) Regulations, 2020 (Amendment) Orientation Manual The information contained in this circular does not affect the content of the HB Orientation manual. Queries Additional copies of this circular /Read More →

The subject of the pension credit, a means-tested benefit that consists of two parts, the savings credit and the guarantee credit, was discussed on Monday during questions on real work and pensions in the House of Commons. communes. MPs posed questions to Work and Pensions Secretary Therese Coffey and herRead More →

More than a third (40%) of those eligible for Pension Credit have not claimed the benefit, with up to £2.5billion unclaimed, new government statistics have revealed. New statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) have shown that 30% of available credit goes unclaimed, with families who qualify butRead More →

The increase in the money available to grieving families to help cover the costs of the funeral was announced by the Minister of Social Delivery on Saturday. This is in addition to existing payments to help pay for funeral necessities, such as burial or cremation costs. According to the DepartmentRead More →