The Department for Works & Pensions (DWP) announces Universal Credit run-on for claimants reaching pension age.
All those who reach state pension age while claiming universal credit will receive a run-on, meaning that they can receive a payment for the entire assessment period in which they reach state pension age. Entitlement to pensioner benefits and state pension is unaffected and continues as usual. This ensures there is no gap in benefit provision as people approach state pension age.
If you think this might apply to you, or you are approaching state pension age and would like advice or assistance on your new benefit entitlements, please contact one of our Financial Inclusion Officers using the details below.