Apply for Pension Credit by 18 August to get £650 cost-of-living payment

Those living on a low State Pension should check their eligibility and apply for Pension Credit before 18 August 2022 to receive the £650 cost-of-living payment this autumn. 

Anyone beginning a successful application for Pension Credit before August 18 should be entitled to the benefit and the cost-of-living payment. 

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Pension Credit gives you extra money to help with your living costs if you’re over State Pension age and on a low income. You might get extra help if you’re a carer, severely disabled, or responsible for a child or young person.

Pension Credit is separate from your State Pension. You can get Pension Credit even if you have other income, savings or own your own home.

Pension Credit is often described as a gateway benefit as it can open-up eligibility to other support such as:

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