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There are two parts to Pension Credit:
This tops up your weekly income to a minimum level.
This is a bit of extra money if you have some savings or your income is higher than the basic State Pension.
You may be eligible for one or both parts.
As well as extra income, the payment unlocks a range of other entitlements for those who qualify including:
Council tax discounts
Help with housing costs
Free NHS dental treatment
Help towards cost of glasses
Help towards transport to hospital costs
Cold weather payments
Free TV licenses for people aged over 75
You may also be eligible for additional financial entitlements including Carer Addition and Severe Disability Addition.
You have nothing to lose by applying, and even if you've previously been turned down, it's always worth making a new claim every year. Benefits rates change every year, as can your finances.
Free support with application process is available from a variety of organisations including Age Cymru, Age Connects and Citizens Advice.
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