Pension credit backdating rules
This process is not backdating, it is what the law says must happen when you apply.
It's made up of two elements - ' Guarantee Credit' and ' Savings Credit'.
This is in line with the increase in female State Pension Age between 6 April 20.
It will then increase further to age 66 by October 2020, in line with the increase in State Pension age for both men and women.
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This publication is available at https://uk/government/publications/pension-credit-toolkit/pension-credit-toolkit-advice-and-guidance-for-stakeholders There are 2 parts of Pension Credit – Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit.
To find out the age when you may be able to apply for Pension Credit, you can use the State Pension age calculator.