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Income boost for some pensioners
Hundreds of thousands of pensioners
with small savings are in for a benefit
boost of up to eight pounds a week
thanks to new rules.
Around 540,000 pensioner households
will see their income increase by an
average of £4 per week from this month.
This is because the government has
changed the way income from savings is
worked out for benefit purposes.
Some people with savings of over £6000
who previously missed out on benefit
may now need to make a claim.
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