Don Foster MP*
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Early Take Up Of Pension Credit Is Atrocious

Bath's MP, Don Foster, responding to an announcement by Andrew Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the take-up of the new Pension Credit, said:

"The early take-up of the new pension credit has been atrocious. The Government has written to over one and a half million pensioner households and yet has only managed to generate a handful of successful claims. The fiendish complexity of the pension credit is clearly putting off the majority of pensioners.

Main Image"These figures show that our worst fears are being realised - large numbers of vulnerable pensioners are set to miss out on the help they desperately need.

"The only guaranteed way to ensure that pensioners have dignity and security in old age is through a decent state pension, payable as of right."

ENDS

This article published: 15/10/2023

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