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Pension Credit

We want to raise awareness about Pension Credit and break down some of the barriers that may stop people from applying for it.

Pension Credit tops up weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level of £218.15 a week for single pensioners, or £332.95 for couples. It is a tax-free payment for those who:

  • have reached Pension Credit qualifying age, which is State Pension age, and
  • live in Great Britain

People who claim Pension Credit may also be able to get:

  • help with heating costs
  • help with rent and Council Tax
  • a free TV licence for those aged 75 or over
  • help with the cost of NHS services, such as NHS dental treatment, glasses and transport costs for hospital appointments
  • reduced broadband and phone costs

Sunderland Resources 

Pension Credit A4 Poster (1)

Pension Credit A4 Poster (2)

Pension Credit Leaflet A5

Useful Links

To find out more about Pension Credit eligibility, what you'll get and how to claim, visit Pension Credit: Overview - GOV.UK

The government have created a toolkit for people working with potential Pension Credit claimants at Pension Credit toolkit - GOV.UK

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