Caroline Abrahams, the charity director at Age UK, explained: “There are so many good reasons to put in a claim for Pension Credit. Many older people are reliant on the state pension as their main source of income and just don’t have the flex in their finances to cope with the escalating cost of living.
“Putting in a successful claim could not only give a significant boost to your weekly income, it also opens the door to a wealth of extra support including help with energy bills.
“We know that around three quarters of a million pensioners are missing out on this important benefit at the moment, so we are urging anyone who is experiencing any financial issues whatsoever to put in a claim without delay.
“The sooner people act, the sooner they will find out if they are eligible for some of the additional financial help that is now available which could have a life-changing impact on their finances over the coming months.”