We're calling on our local MP, Amber Rudd, to support a reverse in the Government's decision to change the vital benefits that low income mixed age couples can receive.
Why is this important?
From 15 May 2019 a pensioner whose partner has not reached State Pension age yet will no longer be able to claim Pension Credit and Housing Benefit.
This could affect many ‘mixed age couples’ in Hastings and Rye, which has a higher than average older population and, as we know, is also one of the most deprived places in England. Some mixed age couples could lose up to £7000 a year which would push many below the poverty line.
We are asking our local MP, and Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, to stand up for pensioners in her constituency and protect them from the Age Gap Tax
How it will be delivered
We will be delivering this petition to Amber Rudd's constituency office in St Leonards on 3rd May.