DWP announces pension credit day of action

13 June 2022

This Wednesday (15 June 2022) will be the pension credit day of action. The focus of the day will be to encourage people who have reached state pension age, to check if they are eligible for pension credit. 

The rising cost of living is causing financial difficulties for many people, and one of the most vulnerable groups is the older generation. The pension credit day of action is part of an awareness campaign to encourage and inform pensioners to access support they are entitled to. Pension credit is a benefit which is worth £1,900 on average, and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) minister Guy Opperman MP has indicated that 770,000 eligible pensioners have failed to make claims. 

The easiest way to check eligibility is using the pension credit calculator on the government website.

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