Pension Credit

Pension Credit gives you extra money to help with your living costs if you’re over the State Pension age and on a low income. Pension Credit can also help with housing costs like ground rent or service charges.

You can also get other help if you claim Pension Credit.

How much you'll get

Pension Credit tops up your:

  • weekly income to £182.60, if you’re single
  • joint weekly income to £278.70, if you have a partner

If your income is higher than this, you might still be eligible for Pension Credit if you:

  • have a disability
  • care for someone
  • have housing costs

Your income includes:

  • State Pension
  • other pensions
  • earnings from employment and self-employment
  • most social security benefits, for example Carer’s Allowance

You can find more information about what you'll get on GOV.UK.

We can help you find out if you're eligible for Pension Credit or help you with making an application. We can also offer you a home visit from one of our teams. To speak to us about this, call 0161 474 1042.

You can also come to one of our drop-in sessions to find out more about Pension Credit.