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To: Amber Rudd MP

Age Gap Tax: Stop Pensioners in Hastings & Rye Missing Out

Age Gap Tax: Stop Pensioners in Hastings & Rye Missing Out

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.

Hastings & Rye

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Updates

2019-04-26 15:35:31 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-04-25 01:57:06 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-04-18 09:47:08 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-04-17 08:11:00 +0100

10 signatures reached