Alison Thewliss MP has backed calls for the extension to the eligibility period for the £650 cost of living payment to older people entitled to Pension Credit.
The Glasgow Central MP has backed her colleague Anne McLaughlin, MP for Glasgow East who will be holding a debate in Westminster Hall on Pension Credit to all MPs on the 26th October.
Speaking about the proposals, Alison Thewliss MP said:
“The eligibility period for the £650 cost of living payment for anyone receiving Pension Credit has passed – but when 40% of those entitled to Personal Credit haven’t applied to it, this is simply not good enough.
“As winter bites and energy costs rise, this £650 could prove an essential lifeline to those 40%.
“The UK must extend the deadline to 31 March 2023.”