At the moment, you may be able to claim Pension credit if you or your partner are over 60.
However, the age from which you can get Pension Credit is gradually increasing from 60 to 65 in line with the State Pension age for women. To find out the age when you may be able to apply for Pension Credit, you can use the State Pension age calculator at Directgov.
Pension Credit is means tested and any capital over £6,000 is taken into account.
You can work whilst claiming but your earnings will reduce the amount of pension credit that you get.
There is also a Savings Credit for people over 65 who have some savings.
Contact the Pension Credit Line on 0800 991 234 for more information or go to Directgov.
Live in Scotland or Wales?
Pension Credit information is different for Scotland and Wales. For local information, go to Age UK’s website and type your postcode into the location box at the top right of the screen.