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DWP change will see millions of people aged over 66 get boost to payments

Millions getting an income from either the state pension or Pension Credit are set to see an increase to their payments.

It comes amid the Department for Work and Pension's (DWP) plan to increase the rate of a wide range of benefits and other payments by 6.7 per cent on April 8. The new state pension can be claimed by people who have reached state pension age and were born on or after April 6, 1951 if they are men, or on or after April 6, 1953 if they are women.

Currently, the full new state pension is £203.85 per week, however, it will go up to £221.20 - a rise of £17.35 a week, or just over £900 a year. Meanwhile, the full basic state pension, which is currently £156.20 per week, will rise to £169.50 - a rise of £13.30 a week or £691 a year. This can be claimed by those born before April 6, 1951 if they are men, or before April 6, 1953 if they are women.

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Here's a breakdown of all the new rates for both new and old state pensions as well as Pension Credit.

New State Pension

You will receive the new state pension if you were either a man born on or after April 6, 1951 or a woman born on or after April 6, 1953.

Old State Pension

In order to be eligible for the older state pension (basic state pension), you must be either a man born before April 6, 1951 or a woman born before April 6, 1953.

Pension credit

Pension Credit is issued as a top-up for those over the state pension age and living on a low income.