Get a Pension Credit estimate

Get an estimate of how much Pension Credit you may be entitled to. The online calculator that provides your estimate is quick and simple to use.

The Pension Credit calculator

The calculator will give you an estimate of how much Pension Credit you could get. 

Before you start, you will need details of your:

  • earnings, benefits and pensions
  • savings and investments

You will also need the same details for your partner, if you have one.

The 'net' figure for all your taxable income is taken into account. This means you should provide the net figure for all your taxable income when using this calculator.

When you can't use the calculator

You can't use this calculator if you or your partner:

  • are deferring your State Pension
  • own more than one property
  • are self-employed

    How your Pension Credit estimate may change

    The estimate you are about to receive is based on the information you provide about your circumstances.

    Remember that your estimate may be incorrect if:

    • you input incorrect or incomplete information
    • your circumstances change
    • benefit rates and rules change

    Applying for Pension Credit

    The Pension Credit calculator gives you an estimate of how much Pension Credit you may get.

    It is not an application for Pension Credit and using it will not affect any application you make.

    If you decide to apply for Pension Credit, go to the page at the link below:

    Your estimate and your circumstances

    The calculator will not cover everybody's circumstances; for example, if you have certain housing costs, or have a disability or a carer. If you feel that it does not cover your circumstances, contact the Northern Ireland Pension Centre.

    Your information is secure

    The information you provide is not stored so you don’t need to worry about privacy issues.

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