Pensioners could claim extra £278.70 from DWP per week with simple application

Pensioners could get more money if they are a carer, severely disabled, or responsible for a child or young person

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Pensioners could claim up to a further £278.70 per week from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

This is due to a Pension Credit scheme which could help those most in need as the cost-of-living crisis continues to bite.

There are currently two variations of Pension Credit – a Guarantee Credit and a Savings Credit.

The Guarantee Credit offers pensioners on a lower incomes a higher level of support.

Pensioners could claim up to £278.70 extra a week
Pensioners could claim up to £278.70 extra a week
The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite
The cost-of-living crisis continues to bite

Those who are single could earn up to an extra £182.60 a week through the Guarantee Credit.

While the scheme could hand people with a partner an extra £278.70 per week.

Savings Credit offers a lower level of support for those who have earn more money.

But those on the scheme will still receive a weekly bonus of £14.48 if they are single and £16.20 if they have a partner.

The Government website states that pensioners "might get extra help if you’re a carer, severely disabled, or responsible for a child or young person".

Those who wish to apply for the credit can go to the Gov.uk website and submit the online form.

They can also call the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234 for more information