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  • Kirsten

Check your eligibility for the £301 pension credit cost of living grant before the dealing of May 19

I'm joining Age Scotland in calling on pensioners in East Renfrewshire with incomes of less than £200 per week to apply for Pension Credit before 19 May to boost their pension and ensure they receive the next instalment of the cost-of-living support payment.

People who receive Pension Credit are eligible for the latest cost-of-living payment of £301, but time is running out for an estimated 762 pensioner households in East Renfrewshire who aren’t yet claiming what they are entitled to.

Pension Credit is a social security entitlement that provides pensioners on a low income with extra money and other helpful support. It can top up their weekly income to £201.05 if they are single, and £306.85 if they are making a joint claim with a partner. Claiming Pension Credit also entitles people to additional support with council tax bills, rent, energy costs, and grants them a free TV licence if they are over the age of 75.

Applications for Pension Credit should be made before 19 May by calling the Department for Work and Pensions on 0800 99 1234, or online at Successful applications will then receive an extra £301 cost-of-living support payment.

Age Scotland can offer advice on Pension Credit eligibility, how to claim and a free information guide by calling their helpline on 0800 12 44 222, or on their website at Their online benefits calculator can also offer a quick indication of what you could be missing out on at

Please act fast, and put in a claim now.


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