Help someone you know who could be eligible to receive Pension Credit


Pension Credit is an income-related benefit for those over State Pension age. They may be able to claim even if they own their own home, have savings, receive a pension or other income.

Around 2 in 5 eligible pensioners do not claim Pension Credit. Do you know someone who may be eligible? You could help by telling your friend or family member about it, helping them check their eligibility or by helping them to apply.

The Pension Credit calculator is a quick and easy way to check eligibility and find out how much they may be entitled to, without giving any personal details.

Pension Credit would top up their weekly income to:

• £177.10 if they’re single
• £270.30 if they have a partner

They may get extra amounts if they have other responsibilities and costs.
They may also be able to get help with heating bills, housing costs, get free NHS dental care and if they’re over 75, a free TV Licence.

Visit GOV.UK where you will find further information about eligibility and how to make a claim online, by post or phone.