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Charity condemns ‘rising tide of pensioner poverty’

Around one in six Scottish pensioners are living in poverty and struggling to pay bills or put food on the table.

1 in 4 pensioners struggling to make ends meet under Tories, research shows

Nearly 3million over 65's admit to finding life a financial struggle, new research from Age UK reveals.

600,000 pensioners could lose winter fuel allowance under LibDem plans

Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has vowed to scrap winter fuel allowance for wealthier pensioners.

Millions of older people missing out on £3.5bn in unclaimed benefits

Around one in four UK pensioners are not claiming all the state benefits they are entitled to, research by Age UK shows.

Thousands of Scottish pensioners missing out on personal care payments

Research by Age Scotland found that four thousand older people were made to wait several weeks for a care assessment.

Scrap the state pension triple-lock, say MPs

Work and Pensions Committee proposes a “fiscally sustainable” state pension that is more closely linked with average earnings.

State Pension should be replaced with a ‘Workplace ISA’, says thinktank

Centre for Policy Studies, co-founded by Margaret Thatcher, also suggests the pension age should be increased to 80.

Care home rooms now cost more than £30,000 a year

Government accused of having no strategy as figures show average pensioner’s income would not even cover six months of care.

Doubts grow over ‘totemic’ cash pledge to pensioners

Triple-lock protection too costly, says former pensions minister, as work and pensions department refuses to rule out review.

Half of pensioners rely on benefits to maintain their quality of life

More than half of pensioners would have to make significant alterations to their lifestyles if not for the benefits system, according to new research.

One Million Older Pensioners In The UK Living In Poverty, Report Says

Pensioners aged 75 and over are on average £59 a week worse off than younger pensioners, according to a worrying new report.

‘Pensionless Pensioner’ Brands UK Government Most Brutal ‘Regime’ In Living Memory

Woman stripped of her right to state pension says the UK Government doesn't care whether vulnerable people live or die.

752,000 Pensioners Forced To Choose Between Heating And Eating

An estimated 752,000 pensioners have been forced to choose between paying for food and heating their homes.

Thousands Of Older People Stripped Of Vital ‘Meals On Wheels’ Service

Age UK says Government cuts are driving the vital 'Meals on Wheels service' for older people to extinction.

George Osborne Skews Spending Towards Health And Elderly People

Spending review on 23 November is expected to shift funding away from education and economic development, within overall cuts to state budget.

£3.7 BILLION In Pensioner Benefits Remain Unclaimed Each Year

Around £3.7 BILLION in benefits meant for struggling pensioners go unclaimed each year, according to Age UK.

‘Scammers See Pensioners As A Prime Target’, Warns Charity

Older people are swiftly becoming 'prime targets' for pension pot scammers, a leading advice charity has warned.

Benefit Claimants ‘Fleeced’ By Rip-Off 0845 Helplines

Millions of pensioners and benefit claimants are being "fleeced" by rip-off 0845 helplines.

Pensioners Should ‘Opt In’ To Receive Winter Fuel Payments, Says Think Tank

The think tank Policy Exchange also recommends "relaxing" benefit sanctions, "by issuing pre-paid benefit cards as a non-financial warning".

Scottish Pensioners Need Winter Fuel Allowance Increase, Says SNP

If WFA had increased by inflation since 2000-01, pensioners would be £76 better off in 2014-15 than they are.

Letters: 1.6 Million Pensioners Will See A State Pension Rise Of Just 87p

Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Macclesfield has called on David Cameron to be open and honest with pensioners

British Expats Face Winter Fuel Payments Axe

Steve Webb said he wanted to "ensure that the payment is better targeted on people who live in countries with a cold climate".




Housing associations rake in record profits while only building 597 homes for social rent

Housing associations appear to be moving away from building social housing in favour of more profitable options.

Disabled man had to sleep rough and ‘sofa surf’ because of council faults

Ombudsman says Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead did not act quickly enough to find him suitable accommodation.

DWP win legal case which could “severely curtail” benefit claimant’s human rights

Win could prevent benefit claimants from using the Human Rights Act when challenging cruel benefits decisions at tribunal.

Welfare debate highlights the very worst of Tory ‘callousness’ towards Britain’s poorest

Tories "have their heads firmly in the sand" over the devastating impact of their welfare policies, says SNP MP.

Child Benefit and Tax Credit payment dates over Easter 2018

Some people could receive their benefits up to four days early this Easter - here's what you need to know.

Man missing part of his skull told he’s ‘not disabled enough’ for disability benefits

"You can literally feel my brain and the edges of my skull where it’s been cut off".