Skip to main content

Pension Credit

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 259897, tabled on 4 June 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications by mixed-age couples for Pension Credit have been rejected since 15 May 2019.

Answered on

17 June 2019

From 15 May 2019 both members of a couple need to have reached State Pension age in order to be eligible for Pension Credit. However, mixed age couples who would be eligible for Pension Credit under the previous rules have up to 13 August to make a backdated claim. Couples not eligible for Pension Credit are advised that they may be eligible for Universal Credit and signposted accordingly.

The specific Information regarding the number of unsuccessful claims to Pension Credit by mixed age couples since 15 May is not available.