The government will be making changes to how Pension Credit is claimed from May this year.
Currently, if someone is over 65 and lives with a partner they can claim Pension Credit regardless of their partner’s age. However, from 15 May they will only be able to claim Pension Credit if both are over 65. Tower Hamlets Council is encouraging residents who are 65 to apply for Pension Credit before 14 May. Delaying applications could mean that they miss out on as much as £7,000 per year.
To make an application residents can call 0800 991 234 – this is the fastest way to make an application. If a resident would prefer to make a paper application they can call the same number and request for a paper application form to be sent to them. Alternatively, if you would like to speak to one of THCH’s Tenancy Support Officers, please call 020 7780 3070.
To find out more, read the information booklet here