Dementia Web - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

DementiaWeb - Dementia Information Resource for Oxfordshire

Pension Credit

What is Pension Credit?

Pension Credit is an entitlement that guarantees everyone aged 60 and over a minimum level of income. This minimum level of income is higher than you would receive from a Basic State Pension alone.

    The person who applies for Pension Credit must be at least 60 (but it does not matter if your spouse or partner is under 60).

How do I know if I can get Pension Credit?

The Pension Service website has detailed information, including guidance charts, that can help you assess whether you are likely to be entitled to Pension Credit, based on your current income and savings.

Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit are not counted as income for Pension Credit purposes.

Further Information

You may be interested to read the Age Concern factsheet Pension Credit.

For further information you can also contact Liz Oakley, Pension Project Officer from the West Oxon Citizens Advice Bureau, on 01993 708492 or email outreach@wocab.cabnet.org.uk.

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