Older people

Older people across Wales have been severely affected by the health and wellbeing effects of Covid-19. The virus is known to pose a much greater threat to those aged 70 and over than any other age group.

In addition to our policies across Health, Social Care and Housing, a Plaid Cymru government will support:

  • Protecting the value of the state pension for pensioners by retaining the triple lock and universal access to key benefits such as the TV licence, the bus pass and winter fuel payments.
  • Calls to give early access to the state pension for those who are within three years of their state pension age and unable to work due to caring responsibilities or illness.

Until full devolution of welfare policy is achieved, we will implement an Action Plan to increase the numbers of those who are entitled to pension credit to sign up for it.

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