Thousands of pensioners feared to be missing out on extra cash to help with cost-of-living crisis

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THE pensions minister today urges senior Sun readers to accept extra cash to help them face the cost-of-living  crisis.

Laura Trott fears that around 850,000 squeezed OAPs are missing out on a £1.7billion fund by not signing up for Pension Credit payments.

Pensioners are missing out on extra cash to help with cost of living, the govt fears

Low-income retirees can get more than £3,500 a year to support everyday costs, and the minister is determined to get as many signed up before December 18, which will entitle each one to an extra £324.

Claimants will also receive support such as council tax discounts, heating cost reductions and free TV licences.

Ms Trott praised people for spreading the word, saying: “We’ve been helped by Sun readers, local charities, companies and even a two-step by Strictly Come Dancing’s Len Goodman.”

TV’s Len made a direct appeal to pensioners in a widely watched YouTube video earlier this year.

And Ms Trott said: “The Government is on the side of pensioners.
“Pension Credit makes a difference. Please help to spread the word.”

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