A national campaign to tackle the problem of individuals losing their pension entitlement if they travel abroad is about to be launched.
Age Concern has been running regional campaigns to establish the extent of the pensions credit problem for people who go abroad.
Under current rules if someone goes abroad for more than four weeks their pension credit stops.
Age Concern is campaigning for the time limit to be extended to at least thirteen weeks.
When people are older their travels often take longer due to health or medical reasons or because they are travelling further to visit family in other countries.
“If we are successful in changing the rule, we will have improved the lives of many older people who travel abroad and lose their entitlement to Pension Credit – an issue which especially affects blank and minority ethnic minors,” said a spokesman for Age Concern.IFAonline
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