You may know somebody entitled to Pension Credit

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Make a difference for someone aged over 66 by telling them about Pension Credit.

You may know someone who is eligible for Pension Credit – it could be your friend, family member or a neighbour. Too many people are still missing out but you can help by encouraging more pensioners to check their eligibility and claim.

Despite common misconceptions, people can be entitled even if they own their own homes, have savings or receive a small occupational pension. Almost half of the people who currently receive Pension Credit own their own homes.

What is it?

Pension Credit gives people extra money if they’re over State Pension age (66) and on a low income. They may be eligible even if they own their home or have savings, and no matter how much Pension Credit they receive, they could also get:

  • additional Cost of Living Payments
  • help with heating costs
  • help with rent and Council Tax
  • a free TV licence (for those aged 75 or over)
  • help with other costs such as NHS dental treatment, glasses and transport costs for hospital appointments

What to do next

It is easy to claim. People just need to make one simple, free phone call (0800 99 1234), claim online or fill out a paper claim form. To find out more or check someone’s eligibility, visit and see what else you can do to support the campaign.

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