TOabout a million additional pensioners in United Kingdom are estimated to be eligible Pension loan, in accordance with Department of Work and Pensions (DWP)calculations.
This is the number of people who are eligible but not yet claiming benefits, which raises doubts as to whether they know they are eligible.
What is a retirement loan?
A retirement loan can help supplement retirement income even if the person already has another source of payments. Having a home or savings does not exclude the possibility of obtaining a retirement loan.
However, the retirement loan is an income-related benefit intended for people in the UK over retirement age, offering weekly replenishment of their income. Individuals can receive it every two or four weeks.
How to get a retirement loan?
The pension loan is available to single pensioners, including widows and widowers, as well as married couples.
To calculate if you are eligible with the retirement loan calculator, you need data about your income, benefits and pensions, as well as information about your savings and investments.
You can apply up to four months before you reach retirement age, or you can apply anytime after you reach retirement age. However, payments can only be made three months ago.
To apply for a retirement loan, you will need: your national insurance number; information on income, savings and investments; and your bank account details if you are applying by mail or by phone.
You can also apply online if you have already received a government pension or if no children or young people are listed on the application.
To check your eligibility, you can call 0800 99 1234 or use Pension Loan Calculator on gov.uk.