Guidance

Pension Credit: technical guidance

Detailed guidance about what Pension Credit is, how it's worked out, the eligibility rules and the application process.

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A detailed guide to Pension Credit for advisers and others

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The Pension Credit technical guidance (PC10S) is intended for use by professional and voluntary advisers, and by members of the public who want more detailed information.

If you currently get Pension Credit or would like to apply for it, read the Pension Credit guide for claimants.

Published 30 September 2013
Last updated 28 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated the publication to reflect changes made to Pension Credit entitlement in 2019. This includes information about the introduction of a 'child addition' part to the Guarantee Credit element of Pension Credit, which provides support to those with a responsibility for a child or qualifying young person. Also updated the information to reflect the changes to eligibility for couples where one partner is of working age.

  2. Published revised version that takes the new rates from April 2018 into account.

  3. Published revised version that takes changes from April 2017 into account.

  4. Published revised guide with information about the temporary absence abroad rules from 28 July 2016.

  5. Updated the guide to take account of the April 2016 changes to benefit rates, Savings Credit rules and Assessed Income Period rules. The guide also includes the latest information on ‘pension flexibilities’ and takes account of the July 2016 changes to the rules ontemporary absence from Great Britain.

  6. Published updated guide with various amendments to bring it in line with the current rules for Pension Credit.

  7. Published updated guide with various amendments to bring it in line with the current rules for Pension Credit.

  8. First published.