Pension Credit is an entitlement for people who have reached the qualifying age for State Pension Credit. This could mean extra money for you every week. At the moment, if you are part of a couple you can still claim Pension Credit even if one of you is under qualifying pension credit age; this will mean that you will be better off than you would be if you claimed Universal Credit. You can use this tool to check your State Pension age and qualifying Pension Credit age.
Guarantee Credit ensures from April 2018, people who have reached the qualifying age have an income of at least:
For further information on how much Pension Credit you may be entitled to, visit the The Pension Service's website or you can telephone the Pension Credit Advice line on 0800 99 1234.
If you are receiving Pension Credit you must tell us about changes that affect:
All other changes in circumstances must be notified to the Pension Service who will notify us direct of any change to your Pension Credit.