Claiming Pension Credit

Pension Credit gives you extra money to help with your living costs if you’re over State Pension age and on a low income.

You can get Pension Credit even if you have other income and savings, or you own your own home.

Pension Credit is separate from your State Pension (

Checking how much you’re eligible to claim

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has an online Pension Credit calculator (GOV.UK).

To use the calculator you’ll need details about your:

  • earnings, benefits and pensions
  • savings and investments

Making a claim

For full guidance on eligibility and how to claim, visit Pension Credit (GOV.UK).