It's come to my attention that some constituents could be missing out on Pension Credit, with an average claim being worth about £2,000 a year.
Whilst each family entitled to the benefit, the DWP have said up to 1.4 million people on low income are missing out on a top-up to their state pension, with £3.3bn of Pension Credit still going unclaimed.
With around 1.9 million pensioners in the UK in poverty, it is deeply troubling that such a large number of these benefits remain unclaimed.
I would therefore urge people to talk to friends, relatives and neighbours to ensure they are claiming Pension Credit.
To check your full entitlement it's best to call the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 991 234, Monday to Friday between 8am and 6pm, or visit www.gov.uk/pension-credit, where a calculator can establish whether you may be eligible and how much you could receive.