Updated October 2011 Top five myths about Pension Credit Customer doesn’t think they’ll be eligible for Pension Credit Tell them not to rule themselves out. Around 88% of claims are successful and 2.7 million households across the UK receive it. They’ll get so little it’s not worth claiming Even if they only get a little extra each month, receiving Pension Credit may help them get money for other things, such as rent, council tax or towards the cost of keeping their house warm. It’s difficult to claim Pension Credit It only takes one free phone call and they won’t have to fill in a form. They have some savings so they won’t get anything Having some savings or another pension doesn’t necessarily rule anyone out. In fact, if they’re aged 65 or over they might be entitled to extra money for having saved some money towards retirement. They own their own home so they won’t get anything Owning their own home doesn’t rule them out. Nearly half of families who get Pension Credit own their own home.
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