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Pension Credit factsheet

This factsheet provides extra information about Pension Credit.

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Pension Credit: extra information

Welsh: Credyd Pensiwn: gwybodaeth ychwanegol

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This factsheet explains:

  • the changes to Pension Credit that will apply from 15 May 2019 for couples where one partner has reached Pension Credit qualifying age but the other has not
  • the February 2019 changes to Pension Credit that affect people responsible for a child or qualifying young person
  • the April 2016 changes that affect Savings Credit and Assessed Income Periods (periods when you do not have to report certain changes to pensions, savings and investments)

Find out how to claim Pension Credit.

Published 11 April 2013
Last updated 17 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added updated Welsh language factsheet.
  2. Updated the guide to reflect the changes to Pension Credit for couples from 15 May 2019. The update to the Welsh language version will follow.
  3. Updated the factsheet to reflect that, from February 2019, an additional amount of Pension Credit is available for people who look after a child or qualifying young person.
  4. Published revised factseet with information about the temporary absence abroad rules from 28 July 2016.
  5. Published revised Welsh PDF with changes from April 2016 taken into account.
  6. Published revised English PDF with changes from April 2016 taken into account.
  7. Published the Pension Credit factsheet in place of the leaflet which is no longer available.
  8. Added Pension Credit - extra information factsheet.
  9. Added revised versions of leaflets.
  10. Published updated versions of the Pension Credit leaflets on 7 April 2014.
  11. First published.