Pension credit and carers

For information and discussion about benefits
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/money-matters/c ... on-credit/
Apparently only 4 out of 10 who could claim Pension credit do so. This Age UK page explains who can claim it and makes particular reference to carers and the benefits it could bring
Hope this helps some of you carers who are already pension age, or very nearly there.
I don't think people know when they qualify for pension credit.
Can I get Guarantee Credit?

The eligible age for Guarantee Credit is gradually rising. See our chart below to find out when you might become eligible.

Date of birth When you can claim Guarantee Credit
5 July 1953 and earlier

You’ve already reached the eligible age to claim Guarantee Credit
6 July 1953 to 5 August 1953
6 July 2017
6 August 1953 to 5 September 1953
6 November 2017
6 September 1953 to 5 October 1953 6 March 2018
6 October 1953 and later
Visit GOV.UK to calculate when you will reach the qualifying age by using their State Pension calculator.
If you’re an eligible age, you can claim Guarantee Credit if your weekly income is less