Thousands of Sheffield pensioners ‘missing out on benefits’

Pensioners in Sheffield could be missing out on money they are entitled to, the Government has said.
Pensioners in Sheffield could be missing out on money they are entitled to, the Government has said.
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Thousands of OAPs in Sheffield are failing to claim Pension Credit benefits they are entitled to.

More than 23,000 people in the city collect Pension Credit - but national figures suggest more than a third of those who are entitled to it are failing to claim.

Minister for Pensions Ros Altmann said: “Older people who have worked hard all their lives, and contributed to our society and economy over many decades, deserve to be looked after in their retirement. We want pensioners who meet the criteria for Pension Credit claim that money to help them live more comfortable lives.”

The scheme tops up weekly income that is below £151.20 for single people or £230.85 for couples, while extra payments are available for people who have saved towards retirement. Call 0800 991234.