Underpaid but better off?
If you do not have enough pension coming in the government tops it up with https://www.gov.uk/pension-credit
Pension Credit tops up if
Your weekly income to £177.10 if you’re single
Your joint weekly income to £270.30 if you have a partner.
You also need to have less than £10K savings. (If you have more than £10,000, every £500 over £10,000 counts as £1 income a week. For example, if you have £11,000 in savings, this counts as £2 income a week.) If you own your own home this does not count :)
Other help if you get Pension Credit
If you get Pension Credit you can also get other help, such as:
Housing Benefit if you rent the property you live in
Support for Mortgage Interest if you own the property you live in
Council Tax Reduction
a free TV licence if you’re aged 75 or over
help with NHS dental treatment, glasses and transport costs for hospital appointments
help with your heating costs