Matthew has welcomed a new campaign by the Government to increase the take-up of Pension Credit in Hendon as part of wider support with the cost of living.
There are around 2,832 claimants in the Hendon constituency, but more people are eligible for an average of £3,300 a year in extra support.
Pension Credit is a top up for our most vulnerable pensioners that is worth an average of £3,300. As well as a cash top up to the State Pension, it is a passport to a suite of other benefits such as help with housing costs, council tax reduction scheme, heating bills and a free over-75s TV licence.
Nationwide, the Conservative Government has driven take-up of Pension Credit to the highest level since 2010 but now wants to reach 850,000 people who could still benefit but have not yet applied.
Matthew said: "Pension Credit is giving more people the security of savings in later life. It is great news that so many in Hendon already claim Pension Credit but it is important that everyone else in our area claims all of the help that they are entitled to."