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Pensioners can get discount on food shop – how you can get 10% off each week

Iceland, one of the country’s biggest supermarkets, has a discount scheme readily available for shoppers over the age of 60. Customers who are near or around state pension age will be able to get a 10 percent discount on their shopping bill. This scheme was launched in May 2022 and applies to over 60s shopping […]

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Science

Energy bills horror: Fears ‘unprecedented numbers’ of pensioners will die this winter

Age UK warned the next Prime Minister that “unprecedented numbers” of pensioners could die of cold this winter unless the Government steps in to help with crippling energy bills. Britain is facing an energy crisis nightmare, as industry analysts Cornwall Insight forecasts average annual energy bills could reach £4,266 as soon as January next year. Charity National […]

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UK

Masked yobs return to ‘frightened’ pensioner’s home hours after being outed on CCTV

Mr Muller recalled: “It started last October, the first time it happened I thought a car was coming through the house. It was that loud, the banging. “But then it carried on, and later they were wearing masks. “The longest time I’ve been without it is a month, it can be every day. It’s just […]

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Finance

Santander issue warning as pensioners lose £6,000 in devastating scam – ‘Deeply saddened’

As fraud continues to rise, Britons are reminded to stay vigilant when online and receiving any random calls or texts.Unfortunately, a couple has fallen victim to an impersonation scam that left them thousands down. Impersonation scams happen when a fraudster contacts individuals pretending to be from their bank, the police, or another trusted organisation to […]

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Finance

State pensioners can get free bus pass and other travel discounts – who is eligible?

Pensioners in England receive the free older person’s bus pass when they reach the state pension age – which is currently 66 years old. Those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland are able to claim the freebie a little younger at  60-years. People in England may be able to travel on local buses for free […]

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Finance

Half a million pensioners ‘face poverty and financial hardship’ after state pension frozen

John Duffy, the chair of the International Consortium of British Pensioners, praised the Government’s commitment to supporting UK residents but criticised its exclusion of those living outside the country. Mr Duffy explained: “Although we welcome the rise in UK pensions, we are hugely disappointed that the UK Government is continuing to treat British citizens living […]

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Finance

Let’s end this fiction that basic state pensioners on £7,500 a year are being SPOILED

One reader said he was “sick” of seeing suggestions that state pensioners were being indulged, as he lives on just £7,200 a year. He pointed out that his pension is not a benefit, but something he has paid into through his working lifetime. Another reader wrote to say that he retired 12 years ago and […]

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Finance

Pensioners could be eligible for extra £279 a week – ‘essential lifeline’ for energy bills

Experts are reminding older people to check if they’re eligible for Pension Credit, a benefit awarded by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to pay for their energy bills. It is designed to give financial assistance to those who are on low income and of the state pension age. The benefit payment gives extra […]

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Martin Lewis urges pensioners to act in DAYS to secure £650 plus £3,300 help

In the weekly newsletter, it said: “If you’re on a low income and you hit state pension age by May 25, 2022, apply for Pension Credit by NEXT THURSDAY (August 18). “You can get an extra one-time £650 ‘cost of living payment’ on top of any Pension Credit you qualify for.” Times are tough for […]

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Pensioners could save money on energy bills in six key ways – ‘check if you can!’

Finally, individuals are encouraged to close their curtains in the evening, as this can help to keep heat in when it is cold. Individuals may also be able to get benefits and grants to help them with their bills. This might be the case for those who have reached state pension age, who are on […]