Pension Credit

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What is Pension Credit?

Pension Credit is an entitlement for people aged 60 or over living in Great Britain. This could mean extra money for you every week.

Pension Credit guarantees everyone aged 60 and over an income of at least:

  • £109.45 a week if you are single; or
  • £167.05 a week if you have a partner.

Also, if you or your partner are aged 65 or over you may be rewarded for saving for your retirement, up to:

  • £16.44 if you are single; or
  • £21.51 a week if you have a partner.

If you apply, you may be able to get up to 12 months back-payments if you could have been entitled earlier.

The person who applies for Pension Credit must be at least 60; it does not matter if their partner is under 60. We use 'partner' to mean your husband or wife, or a person you live with as if you are married to them.


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