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Claiming credit gets even easier in Bristol South!

Local MP organises surgeries for pensioners

Bristol South Labour MP, Dawn Primarolo, is making it even easier for her constituents to apply for the new Pension Credit.

Working with specialist advisers from the Pension Service, she is inviting local residents to attend two dedicated surgeries - in Knowle West and Hartcliffe - on Friday 21 November.

Speaking today, Dawn said:

"Applying for the new Pension Credit is already easy. There's no complicated form-filling - you just phone up the dedicated, freephone helpline and answer a few questions. These special surgeries offering one-to-one advice should make it even easier!"

Pension Credit was introduced last month and is a new entitlement for people aged 60 and over. It could mean up to £1000 a year extra for many local pensioners.

"I am delighted to be working with specialist advisers from the Pension Service to provide this service to my constituents", Dawn said. "We are totally committed to doing everything possible to help local residents apply for what is, after all, rightfully theirs".

The surgeries are just one part of Ms Primarolo's campaign to promote Pension Credit in Bristol South. So far, leaflets have been delivered to every house, informaton is available on her website, and a coffee morning for older Southville residents was held in September. If successful, more surgeries are planned.

For further information, or to book an appointment at one of the surgeries, call 0117 909 0063.

[13 November 2003]

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