Martin Lewis explains how pensioners could be eligible for ‘serious money’ - ‘don’t stall, call’

The money saving expert said more than a million people who currently don't claim, could be eligible for up to £3,300 a year


Martin Lewis has explained how pensioners could be offered “serious money”, urging people not to “stall” to gain the support.

Mr Lewis says pensioners could be eligible for up to £3,300 a year as the cost-of-living continues to bite.

Martin Lewis
Martin Lewis
People could be eligible for up to £3,300 a year
People could be eligible for up to £3,300 a year

The money will be given to people aged 65 or over through the Pension Credit scheme.

And while many are already claiming the money, the money saving expert claims that more than a million pensioners are not.

Mr Lewis said: “Amidst the cost-of-living crisis, it’s a national tragedy that getting on for a million pensioners are missing out on a major income boost.

“My simple rule of thumb is if you (or someone you know) are aged 66 or older, and have total income of under roughly £200 a week, get online or call the Pension Credit claim line to see if you’re due a payment that can be as much as £3,300 a year.

“I’m not saying everyone will get it, but many will, and it only takes a few minutes to find out.

“So don’t stall, just call!”

People can apply for Pension Credit on the Government website.

When applying, you’ll need yours and your partner’s National Insurance number, information about any income, savings and investments you have and information about your income, savings and investments on the date you want to backdate your application to