To be eligible for a Pension Credit:
- you have to reside in England, Scotland or Wales
- you or your spouse should have reached State Pension age
Your spouse will be your husband, 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 getting Pension Credit if either:
- both you and your partner have both reached State Pension age
- certainly one of you is getting Housing Benefit for individuals over State Pension age