Pensioners fail to claim tax benefit
Nearly two million pensioners are failing to claim council tax benefit to which they are entitled, according to Age Concern.
“Claiming this benefit could save some pensioners £500 a year,” said Gordon Lishman, director general of Age Concern. “But many are reluctant to take it because they feel it is charitable giveaway and incurs a stigma by accepting it.”
“Millions of pensioners across the UK are struggling to manage on a really low fixed income and are increasingly anxious about their bills,” he added.
“They should not suffer such anxiety and the benefit is an entitlement not charity.”