AGE UK Barnsley is urging all pensioners on a low income to put in a claim for Pension Credit.

Failing to put a claim in by the deadline would see residents missing out on £650 of extra help towards the cost of living.

A spokesperson added: “Older people have until Thursday August 18 to put in a claim for Pension Credit in order to qualify for the Government’s £650 cost-of-living payment.

“To make a claim for Pension Credit, people should call the DWP Pension Credit claim line direct on 0800 99 1234 or visit

“If you’re struggling with your bills at the minute please contact our information and advice service on 776820.”