Pensioners miss cold weather payments

Jo Robinson

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Over 1 million pensioners who may be entitled to Pension Credit should check if they are missing out on extra cash, Pensions Minister Steve Webb said today.

Up to 1.6 million pensioners are failing to claim this benefit, with almost £3 billion of Pension Credit going unclaimed every year according to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Those who do receive the benefit are automatically entitled to a Cold Weather Payment.