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Pension credit comes down to your guarantee credit and savings credit.This is for single pensioners with a weekly income (including pension) below £167.25.The former is a top-up fund which may apply if your weekly income is below £167.25 for a single person, or £255.25 for couples.Savings Credit is an additional payment which is made to a person who has saved some money towards their retirement - such as a pension.You can ask for your claim to be backdated to May 14, or before.
For extra savings credit, you must have reached the age of 65 if you are male and 63 if female, before 6 April 2016.
Even if you are only entitled to a small amount of pension credit, it’s still worth claiming as you may also qualify for other benefits.
This comes down to your circumstances, but it can be anything up to thousands of pounds a year.
However, on May 15 this month, the eligibility rules changed when it comes to couples.
Now, the both of you must have reached state pension age.