NI pensioner incomes 'fall by 8% in real terms' (@Age_NI)
Pensioner incomes in NI have fallen, according to latest government figures. A study by the Department for Social Development (DSD) found that pensioners on average received £385 per week - down by 8% in real terms from 2012.
However, Duane Farrell of charity Age NI said those average figures "mask a far more complex reality".
The report also said that pensioner incomes in Northern Ireland, for both individuals and couples, were the lowest in the UK.
Mr Farrell, Age NI's director of policy, urged pensioners to claim all the benefits they are entitled to.
Read the full article: www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/latest-news/ni-pensioner-incomes-fall-by-8-in-real-terms/
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