To be eligible for Pension Credit:
- you need to reside in England, Scotland or Wales
- you or your spouse will need to have reached State Pension age
Your spouse is the spouse, spouse or civil partner (with them) or someone else you live with as if you were married if you live.
Modifications to Pension Credit eligibility
From 15 May 2019, if you’re in a couple you’ll simply be qualified to begin Pension that is getting Credit either:
- you and your spouse have both reached State Pension age
- certainly one of you gets Housing Benefit for individuals over State Pension age
You can backdate your claim if you’re not already getting Pension Credit on 14 May 2019. You can nevertheless be qualified to have Pension Credit.
You are able to ask for the claim become backdated to 14 might or prior to. You’ll need certainly to use by 13 August 2019 to achieve this.
You are able to submit an application for Universal Credit alternatively if you’re nevertheless maybe perhaps perhaps not eligible.
In the event that you already get Pension Credit and you’re in a couple of
You’ll continue steadily to get Pension Credit after 15 might 2019. In the event the entitlement prevents for just about any explanation, as an example your circumstances alter, you simply cannot strat to get it once again unless you (or your lover) qualify underneath the rules that are new.
In the event that you already get Pension Credit and you’re solitary
From 15 might 2019, you’ll end getting Pension Credit in the event that you begin managing a partner that is under State Pension age. You can begin setting it up once again whenever your partner reaches State Pension age.