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.
To check your eligibility for pension credit visit www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator.
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:
- Housing Benefit if you rent the property you live in
- Support for Mortgage Interest if you own the property you live in
- a Council Tax discount
- a free TV licence if you’re aged 75 or over
- help with NHS dental treatment, glasses and transport costs for hospital appointments
- help with your heating costs through the Warm Home Discount Scheme