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Pension Estimate

Millions more people can get a free estimate of how much State Pension they can expect, as the statement service has been extended to include the over-55’s. You can request a personalised pension statement based on the National Insurance contributions you have made to date - visit www.gov.uk

Benefit and pension rates: April 2015

A list of benefit and pension rates from April 2015. Most rates change in April every year
Benefit & Pension Rates April 2015

Pension Credit leaflet: Do I qualify and how much could I get?

Guide to Pension Credit that answers questions about qualification and how much you can get
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Check your entitlement to welfare benefits

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What is Money Savvy Southwark?

This is a new 5 year project funded by the Big Lottery Fund, which aims to ensure that people can access information to help them better manage money issues in these difficult times. It is a partnership of local agencies led by Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux Service. Helping local residents who are struggling will become even more important as the welfare benefit changes impact on people.

The delivery partners:

  • Southwark Citizens Advice Bureaux
  • Blackfriars Advice
  • Southwark Law Centre
  • London Mutual Credit Union
  • Local Accountancy project
  • Thamesreach
  • Lookahead Housing and Care

In addition to the delivery partners we have a wider group including Southwark Council and Housing Associations, who form an advisory group.

Money Savvy Southwark started in on 22nd March 2013. Over the next 5 years we want to reach 10,000 Southwark Council Tenants, helping them with issues such as:

  • Knowing where to get specialist help if they have debt, benefit or housing problems
  • Making sure they are claiming all the income they are entitled to
  • Prioritising their bills, particularly their rent payments
  • The true cost of high cost credit such as pay day loans and borrowing from doorstep lenders
  • The services of London Mutual Credit Union
  • How to save money on fuel bills

We will provide tailored workshops for groups of tenants. A session would typically last 1-2 hours and would involve activities such as quizzes to make money management more fun. Some of the partners such as Thamesreach will be providing one to one support for tenants.

We have developed a training programme for Community Champions, people active in their local communities. We will train 250 people to provide information and effective signposting over the life of the project.

For more information about the project please contact: sallycauser@southwarkcabservice.org.uk

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