11 Freebies and Discounts Worth Up to £3,500 for Eligible UK Pensioners


Millions Missing Out on Pension Credit and its Associated Perks

More than 880,000 eligible elderly Brits are missing out on Pension Credit and its associated perks, according to figures from the Department for Work and Pensions. Pension Credit, available to people over the State Pension age, offers a range of benefits and discounts worth up to £3,500.

How to Qualify for Pension Credit

To qualify for Pension Credit, you need to have a weekly income of less than £201.05 if you are single and £306.85 if you are in a couple. The amount you're eligible for is based on factors such as your State Pension, other pensions, social security benefits, savings, investments, and earnings from a job.

Perks of Pension Credit

Pension Credit consists of two parts: Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit. Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income to a minimum level (£201.05 for singles, £306.85 for married couples), while Savings Credit provides extra money if you've saved money towards retirement. In addition to these benefits, there are several freebies and discounts available, including free prescriptions, free dental treatment, council tax discounts, and more.

11 Freebies and Discounts Worth up to £3,506.45

Here's a list of 11 freebies and discounts available to eligible pensioners:

  1. Free prescriptions worth £9.65 each
  2. Free dental treatment worth up to £282.80
  3. Cold weather payment of £25
  4. Free TV Licence worth £159
  5. Council Tax discount worth up to £2,065
  6. Cost of Living payment of £299
  7. Benefit boost for certain benefits
  8. Social tariffs for broadband and mobile phone packages
  9. Discounted water bills worth £160
  10. Warm home discount of £150
  11. Free insulation and boiler grants worth £1,000s

Additional Freebies for State Pensioners

In addition to Pension Credit, state pensioners who are not eligible for Pension Credit can also enjoy additional freebies and discounts:

  1. Discounted rail fare with a Senior Railcard
  2. Discounted days out and cinema tickets
  3. Free bus pass for free travel

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