Access to Pension Credit

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:25 pm on 24th July 2019.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West 4:25 pm, 24th July 2019

My hon. Friend is making a great speech, with lots of very salient points. Recently, when it was announced that over-75s would get their TV licence free only if they are on pension credit, I wrote to all the over-75s in my constituency, so I will just add a response that I received to those that he has cited. One constituent said that he not only received his pension credit but now also gets

“council tax credit, help with…glasses and dental, and a premium on…carer’s allowance.”

He was forced into poverty because of a lack of information that only I, as his representative, could correct. Is that not something that the Government should do?