What is Pension Credit?

Pension Credit is help for people of pension age on low or modest incomes. If you have reached the Pension Credit qualifying age, you can get Guarantee Pension Credit if your weekly income is low enough.  If you had reached State Pension age before 6 April 2016 you may also be entitled to Savings Pension Credit if you’ve got some savings or your income is higher than the basic State Pension. 

You might be eligible to receive more Pension Credit if you are receiving certain disability benefits or if you have someone looking after you.

To apply call the Pension Credit claim line:

  • 0800 99 1234
  • Textphone 0800 169 0133

For information about your State Pension and changes in circumstances such as address and bank details please contact the State Pension / Pension Credit Changes line: 

  • 0800 731 0469
  • Textphone 0800 731 0464

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