Guy Opperman, pensions minster and MP for Hexham pic credit: guy opperman website
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The attack on the 3.9 million 50s women who have lost their pension income is about to be stepped up again – with the poorest pensioners suffering a new round of misery as a result of legislation passed by the coalition government in 2013.
The Mirror in a scoop last week by Dan Bloom has revealed that nearly one million women who could have claimed pension credit have been denied cold weather payments this year because of the rise in the pension age.
Pension credit is paid to the poorest people who can’t qualify for a pension and have less than £10,000 savings but it is linked to the pension age. It is also the passport to other benefits – including cold weather payments. This year’s cold weather provoked by the Beast from…
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