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Apply for Pension Credit

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Google analytics cookies collect and store information about:

  • the page you visit - what you click on when using the website
  • how long you spend on each page
  • how you got to the website
Google analytics cookies
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_gat Counts how many pages are viewed and how often. 10 minutes

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Cookies that help keep your information secure

We use session cookies to keep your information secure as you move back and forward through the website.

These cookies are automatically removed from your computer when you complete your application or if you:

  • don’t do anything for 30 minutes
  • close your browser
  • switch off your computer
Security cookies
Name Purpose Expires
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Service cookies
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