Pensioners receiving payments through the Department of Social Security's minimum income guarantee (...
Pensioners receiving payments through the Department of Social Security's minimum income guarantee (MIG) scheme are to benefit from an increase in the income support top-ups made in addition to the state pension.
Any pensioner whose state pension falls below the MIG can make a claim for financial support. The MIG level for a single pensioner will increase from £78.45 a week to £92.15 and for couples of pension age it will rise from £121.95 to £140.55.
In addition to the increased MIG levels pensioners can also benefit from the Government decision to increase the MIG savings limit to £12,000 from £8,000.
For more information contact the DSS help line on 0800 028 11 11.
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