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Pension Credit information guide

If you’re over State Pension age and struggling to make ends meet, you might be entitled to Pension Credit. Download our guide to find out more.

This guide outlines Pension Credit and advises on the application process. It covers:

  • the two parts to Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit 
  • who’s eligible to claim Pension Credit
  • other benefits that come with claiming Pension Credit
  • how to apply for Pension Credit.

It also includes useful organisations that offer further information about Pension Credit and can help you through the application process.

Download your guide (PDF, 906 KB)

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Need this guide in another format?

This guide is also available in other formats if that's more suitable for you.

  • You can request a free printed copy of this guide that we'll post to you. 
  • You can also request this guide in large print or audio format.

To request any of these options, you can call the advice line on 0800 678 1602.

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Last updated: Dec 06 2023

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