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Pension Credit

Thousands of Derbyshire pensioners are missing out on hundreds of pounds a year by not claiming Pension Credit.


Find out if you qualify for Pension Credit

It’s estimated that around 17,000 Derbyshire pensioners are entitled to, but not claiming, the pension top up, with the take-up rate for those aged over 75 at only 60%.

To help you find out if you qualify, we have staff on hand who can support you to claim your share of £41million a year in unclaimed benefits.

Pensioners who qualify for Pension Credit get on average around £2,500 a year – just under £250 a month.

There are lots of reasons why you might not be claiming, many of which are myths.

You could still qualify for Pension Credit if:

  • you have significant savings (in the tens of thousands of pounds)
  • you’re a couple with up to £460 a week coming in, but you both qualify for disability benefits and are carers for each other
  • you own your own home

Putting in a phone call or emailing us could potentially lead you to being thousands of pounds better off.

You can find out if you qualify for Pension Credit or email asch.benefits.pcproject@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 537968 from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.