What is Pension Credit?
Pension Credit is a benefit that gives you extra money to top up your pension income. You may qualify if you’re over State Pension age and on a low income.
Are there other benefits to claiming Pension Credit?
It’s worth claiming even if you only qualify for a small amount because Pension Credit unlocks other benefits. For example, people who get Pension Credit also qualify for free NHS dental treatment, vouchers towards glasses or contact lenses, and may get help with rent or Council Tax. And if you’re 75 or over, you can get a free TV licence.
Am I entitled to Pension Credit?
You must live in England, Scotland or Wales and have reached State Pension age to qualify for Pension Credit. Our Pension Credit information is also available as a free mini guide, which you can download on our website or order by calling 0800 319 6789.
How do I claim Pension Credit?
The quickest way to make a claim is to apply online by visiting the Pension Credit page on the government website or by calling the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234. We also have useful resources to give you more information before you make your claim like our factsheet, which explains how Pension Credit is calculated and how to claim.
Is there any extra money I can claim?
Try our free benefits calculator. This will quickly tell you which benefits you may be able to claim. You’ll need to have details of your savings, income, pensions and existing benefits to hand before you start. Or call our free Helpline on 0800 319 6789 and arrange to speak to an adviser.