Pension Credit

To claim Pension Credit, you must have reached state pension age and be on a low income.

Check if you have reached state pension age and what age you may qualify for Pension Credit.

If you are eligible for Pension Credit, this could mean extra weekly money and access to a range of other benefits.

There are approximately 1.3 million people nationally not claiming the Pension Credit they are entitled to.

There are so many reasons why people are not claiming what they are entitled to, including:

  • Lack of awareness of entitlement
  • Stigma of receiving a benefit
  • People have reached state pension age and may be eligible but think that they are not
  • Although Pension Credit is means tested, you may still qualify if you have savings.

Pension Credit may mean a few extra pounds a week in your pocket, and it can open the door to other entitlements:

  • Free TV Licence (for over 75s)
  • NHS dental care and check ups
  • Free sight tests, vouchers, glass and contact lenses
  • Travel costs to and from hospital
  • Cold weather payments
  • Help towards housing and Council Tax benefit

We know that times are difficult and cost of living is increasing.

Our team are here to help you and will provide an all round benefit check to see how we can make your life a little easier.

Contact Welfare Rights on 0121 569 3158 for a calculation or email

If you are a pensioner on a low income, you may also be entitled to Council Tax Reduction.