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Is there any help for pensioners on lower incomes?

Yes, there is a separate welfare benefit for pensioners called Pension Credit. Pension credit provides extra income for people over State Pension age on lower incomes.

You can get Pension Credit even if you have your own home or have savings. It is worth claiming even if you are only entitled to a small amount of pension credit. This is because it may help you qualify for other benefits, such as help with heating bills, housing costs, NHS dental care, glasses and transport costs for hospital appointments, and if you are over 75, a free TV licence.

Use the pension credit calculator to check if you are missing out on Pension Credit – it only takes a few minutes. Or call 0800 100 6165.

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