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Change to Pension Credit for couples

Pension Credit eligibility changed on 15 May 2019.

If you're in a couple you'll only be eligible to start getting pension credit if either:

  • you and your partner have both reached Pension Credit qualifying age
  • one of you has reached Pension Credit qualifying age and is claiming Housing Benefit (for you as a couple)

For more information, visit GOV.UK: Pension Credit eligibility.

Support in South Tyneside

Citizens Advice Bureau (Edinburgh Buildings, 2 Station Approach, South Shields) will be holding advice sessions on:

  • Wednesday 29 May
  • Wednesday 26 June
  • Wednesday 31 July

For more information and to book an appointment call 0191 455 7958.

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