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Pension Credit July 2022

Extra help for those over state pension age

If you get State Pension, you may also be entitled to get it topped up by Pension Credit.

We know that some people may not be getting Pension Credit when they might be eligible for it. Accessing this extra income could make a huge difference, particularly with the current cost of living crisis.

Pension Credit tops up weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level of £182.60 a week for single pensioners or £278.70 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

Someone may still get Pension Credit if they:

· have not paid National Insurance contributions

· have some savings or a small pension

· live with their grown-up family

· own their own home

We would encourage you to talk directly to friends and family of people over State Pension age, encourage them to talk about Pension Credit and the other benefits that come with claiming it with people they think may be eligible. This can help to open up important conversations that could make a real difference to the lives of their loved ones.

If someone is eligible for pension credit, they could also get help with housing costs, council tax, heating bills and free TV license (for those over 75 years old) too.

To find out more including eligibility visit:

or call Citizens Advice Adviceline 0800 144 8848, or get in touch via our website

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