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Pension Credit is a benefit for older people. It is based on the amount of money you have coming in. It could help to boost your income if you are eligible, but about one in three people who are entitled to Pension Credit are not claiming it.

There are two parts to Pension Credit.

• Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level.

• Savings Credit is extra money if you’ve got some savings or your income is higher than the basic State Pension.

You may be eligible for one or both parts.

Don’t be put off if you discover you’re only eligible for a small amount of Pension Credit. It could be your passport to other benefits, such as Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.

AGE UK Information: Pension Credit

Citizens Advice: Benefits for Older People