Local authority data-led campaigns distribute £35 million in unclaimed Pension Credit

In 2022 the DWP launched a campaign encouraging households to apply for the £1.7 billion in unclaimed Pension Credit. Policy in Practice partnered with local authorities to run targeted campaigns and distributed £35 million in Pension Credit to eligible households.

Pension Credit campaign good news story of 2022

There are 51 households claiming Pension Credit which, for a couple, is worth £255 per week. This means £676,000 annually has been brought into our district which I think is an awesome result for what was, in realistic terms, a few afternoons by three benefit staff.

Jane Worrell, Revenue and Benefits Senior Specialist, Folkestone and Hythe Council

Learn more about the Pension Credit campaign good news story

billion worth of Pension Credit unclaimed
distributed by local authorities so far
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