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. You can use this tool to check your State Pension age and qualifying Pension Credit age. From the 15 May 2019 if you are a couple you must both have reached state pension credit age in order to claim. However please note that you can have your pension credit claim backdated for up to 3 months. If your claim is backdated and treated as being made prior to the 15 May 2019 you will be financially better off if your partner is not of pensionable age. Please contact the pension service to discuss this in more detail.
Guarantee Credit ensures from April 2019, 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.