Pension Credit

What you'll get

Your circumstances Guarantee Credit per week Savings Credit per week
Single people Top up to £163 Up to £13.40
Couples Top up to £248.80 Up to £14.99

You might get more if you’re a carer, severely disabled or have certain housing costs.

Use the Pension Credit calculator to work out how much you might get.

You might be eligible for other benefits when you get Pension Credit - check a benefits calculator.

How you’re paid

All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into an account, for example a bank account.

If your circumstances change

Phone the helpline if your circumstances change as this can affect how much you get. For example, if your income or capital goes up or down.

Pension Service helpline
Telephone: 0800 731 0469
Textphone: 0800 169 0133
NGT text relay (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 731 0469
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges

Changes to Assessed Income Periods (AIPs)

An AIP is a period when you do not have to report changes to your pensions, savings or investments.

Your Pension Credit award letter tells you if you have one.

Read about the changes to AIPs from April 2016.