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Pension Credit and the cost of living payment eligibility period

EDM (Early Day Motion) 395: tabled on 21 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House understands that the eligibility period for the £650 cost of living payment for anyone receiving Pension Credit has passed; recognises that the uptake of Pension Credit is low; understands that Pension Credit and the associated benefits, including the £650 cost of living payment, provide vital support to some of the most vulnerable pensioners; understands that hundreds of thousands of vulnerable pensioners could move out of poverty if uptake was greatly increased; expresses urgency to the UK Government to ensure that the billions of pounds of Pension Credit do not go unclaimed and that thousands of pensioners do not fall into poverty particularly during this cost of living crisis; urges the UK Government to view extending the eligibility period for the £650 cost of living payment as a unique opportunity to promote Pension Credit; notes the petition from residents of Glasgow North East to extend the eligibility period for the £650 cost of living payment for those on Pension Credit to the end of the fiscal year and subsequent refusal from the DWP; and strongly urges the Government to support our pensioners by supporting this campaign and reconsidering extending this eligibility period.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Belfast South
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Inverclyde
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
East Renfrewshire
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Midlothian
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2022
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2022
Glasgow Central
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Central Ayrshire
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 September 2022
Angus
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 23 September 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 September 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Grady, Patrick
Independent
Signed on 11 October 2022
Glasgow North
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2022
York Central
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Dundee West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
Glenrothes
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 October 2022
West Dunbartonshire
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2022
Nottingham East
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 20 October 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2022
Edinburgh East
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2022
Ochil and South Perthshire
Long Bailey, Rebecca
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2022
Salford and Eccles
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 November 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 November 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.