After thousands of people demanded an emergency top-up, the DWP released an update on the increase in state pension 2022.

The Department of Labor and Pensions has released an update on the increase in state pensions, effective April 2022.

A detailed response from authorities said the increase was due to increase by £ 2,300 since 2010.

It came as a petition, signed by more than 16,000 people, demanding an emergency top-up of £ 500 for both the basic state pension and the new state pension.

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The petition states that an additional £ 500 per annum is required as an emergency measure to compensate for the suspension of Triple Lock and to help pensioners deal with the crisis of precious lives, including the rise in energy and food prices.

He says the suspension of Triple Lock was agreed by Parliament before the full impact of the energy crisis on prices was known.

Silver Voices – an independent organization for senior citizens – estimates that a 3.1 percent increase in pensions in April will be about half the current rate of inflation. The petition states that a lump sum increase of £ 500 would help pensioners offset the losses caused by the Triple Lock suspension and help ensure that millions of older people choose between eating and heating this winter. No need to

In response, the DWP said: “The government wants all pensioners to have a secure retirement income. From April, the full annual amount of basic state pension will be £ 2,300 more than in 2010.”

He said he had no plans to provide a اپ 500 top-up, explaining: “We have never overpaid our pensioners. This year, we are in the UK on state pensions and benefits for pensioners. Will spend more than £ 129 billion.

“From April, the full annual amount of basic state pension will increase by about £ 720 in 2022/23, if prices have been increased since 2010.

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The DWP continued: “In 2020/21, we introduced basic legislation to increase state pensions by 2.5%, which is higher than both the inflation rate of 0.5% and falling wages. Pensions will be frozen for 2021/22.

“We have also made a temporary change in the law to ensure that inflation and a 2.5 per cent increase in basic and new state pensions for 2022/23. This means that the state pension will increase by 3.1 per cent in April.” That means we’ve increased our basic and new state pensions by more than 5.6% in the last two years. “

It said the suspension of the Triple Lock Roll for the next increase was “a temporary response to the extraordinary circumstances caused by the epidemic” and was “fair to both pensioners and underage taxpayers.”

“The government is committed to a triple lock for the rest of this parliament,” the DWP insisted.

The total New State pension rate is rising from £ 179.60 to £ 185.15 per week. Find out all the details of the state pension increase for your specific category here.

And the DWP said additional support is available, including pension credit top-ups.

If you are over the age of a pensioner and have a low income, a pension credit is a payment to help with living expenses. This is completely separate from the state pension and you can get it whether you have other income, savings or own home.

According to the latest figures, around 1.4 million Britons receive pension credit, including 148,000 people in the West Midlands.

But that represents only 60 percent of those eligible for payment, the DWP said.

Justin Group’s director of communications, Stephen Lowe, has calculated that up to £ 2.5 billion in pension credit is not being claimed.

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