Our telephone service and the Buntingford contact centre are closed on bank holiday Monday (27/05/24) and the Ware contact centre is closed on Wednesday 29/05/24

Message Line 01920 459944 (Monday to Thursday)

Don’t forget to apply for pension credit

If you’re a pensioner, it’s worth checking your eligibility for Pension Credit.    Pension Credit tops up weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level of £201.05 a week for single pensioners or £306.85 for couples. It is a tax-free payment for those who have reached state pension age and live in the UK. 

A lot of people who are entitled to Pension Credit, just aren’t claiming it, so even if have modest savings, a retirement income or own your own home it’s worth checking.  An award of Pension Credit can provide access to a range of other benefits such as help with housing costs, council tax, heating bills and for those aged 75 or over, a free TV licence.

If you want to see if you’re eligible go to the Pension Credit calculator at https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit-calculator

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If you live or work in East Herts or Uttlesford, the quickest way to get the advice you need is by leaving a message on our Message Line (01920 459944) Monday to Thursday. An adviser will call you back as soon as possible – we aim to respond within 3 working days or sooner.

Our call backs are made between Monday to Thursday 10am–4pm. Please note that if we are unable to contact you after 3 attempts, you will need to contact us again if you still require advice.