Pension Credit is a means-tested benefit for people who have reached the minimum qualifying age for State Pension.
Pension Credit is made up of two different parts: Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit.
Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income. Extra amounts can be paid if you have special circumstances, for example, if you’re a carer or have a severe disability.
If you’re 65 or over and have savings or income above the basic State Pension level, you may also be eligible for Savings Credit. This can increase your weekly income.