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Tories challenged over ‘outrageous’ pension credit cut 30 Jan 2019 20:41 #13547

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Government under pressure to overturn 7-year-old cut to pension topup.

The SNP has tabled a motion forcing the UK government to give MPs a vote on the cut to Pension Credit, which would see the lowest income pensioners lose up to £7,000 per year.

The provision was made in the Welfare Reform Act back in 2012, but now the UK Government has given their intention to implement this clause without a debate – seven years and two governments later.

Pension Credit is a benefit designed to top up income for pensioners who have a weekly income below a certain amount.

This change would mean that for couples where one person is of state pension age and the other is below, the individual in receipt of state pension would no longer be eligible to claim Pension Credit to top up their household income.

Age UK has pointed out that couples claiming in the future could be £140 a week worse off than before the change.

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Tories challenged over ‘outrageous’ pension credit cut 31 Jan 2019 12:30 #13554

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This little venture was sneaked in by the back door and like Universal Credit, those people who are about to claim it or might have to sometime in the future will be hit by the news that either they or their partner are not eligible because of these changes. A single pensioner claiming Pension Credit (with the guaranteed element added) should be getting a weekly amount if £163. No less. Anyone unsure if they are eligible (or not) should contact Age UK or their local CAB office for advice.
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Tories challenged over ‘outrageous’ pension credit cut 31 Jan 2019 13:24 #13557

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I was Hit with this shit, It Would have cost me £12,000 Year LOST INCOME, when My Benefits stopped when I was switched to Retirement Pension,
Its a Horrific Trap by "The Murder Party" in there Drive to save money and Kill of as many of us as they can in the process.
After a long and Very Stressful battle, I got Some of it reinstated, But remain £3,000 a Year worse offPart of the message is hidden for the guests. Please log in or register to see it.
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Tories challenged over ‘outrageous’ pension credit cut 31 Jan 2019 14:13 #13562

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The whole system is full of traps Paul. There will be a lot of pensioners out there who won`t even know this `credit guarantee` exists because they won`t be told about it unless they are told though friends or their council or other such organisations.
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