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    • Peter Dresch
    • By Peter Dresch 14th Apr 18, 9:51 AM
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    Is this right.
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    • 14th Apr 18, 9:51 AM
    Is this right. 14th Apr 18 at 9:51 AM
    On the 5th of April state pensions went up by 3% giving me an extra 3.86 per week. With my private pension of 30.95 pw I have a total income of 163.41 pw. This puts me 41p over the limit to get pension credit which I have received over the last five years. So now I lose 13.01 pension credit. 3.98 SMI on my mortgage interest and my council tax goes up by 14.65 per week making me 27.72 per week worse off then last year.
    Would anyone know if there is anything I can do about this to recoup that or some of that money. It hurts when I think I worked for fifty years and paid my taxes and national insurance every week and now find at 75 years old I struggle to get by.
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    • Brynsam
    • By Brynsam 14th Apr 18, 10:22 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:22 AM
    Ouch. I don't think this is a pensions question - probably better directed at specialists in state benefits. Could I suggest you contact https://www.turn2us.org.uk who are likely to know the answer? I very much hope they can help.
    • Peter Dresch
    • By Peter Dresch 14th Apr 18, 10:42 AM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 10:42 AM
    Thank you. I will give it a try.
    Regards.
    Peter.
    • xylophone
    • By xylophone 14th Apr 18, 2:35 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 2:35 PM
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    • 14th Apr 18, 2:35 PM
    https://www.ageuk.org.uk/globalassets/age-uk/documents/factsheets/fs48_pension_credit_fcs.pdf
    • sleepless saver
    • By sleepless saver 15th Apr 18, 11:58 AM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 11:58 AM
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    • 15th Apr 18, 11:58 AM
    Contact your local council and ask about council tax support. You may still be entitled to some help with the council tax because of your low income even though you don't have the pension credit any longer.

    And if you have a health condition or a disability which causes problems for you in day to day living have a look at claiming attendance allowance. https://www.turn2us.org.uk/Benefit-guides/Attendance-Allowance/What-is-Attendance-Allowance
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