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Pension Credit Guarantee and Wifes Pension due soon.

David14David14 Member Posts: 2 Listener
My wife is due to receive her State Pension in early May this year, She receives Carers allowance Personal for caring for me, I receive PIPs the Higher rate for mobility and £58.70 pw for daily living, I also receive a state pension and it is topped up with Pension credit Guarantee credit, I also receive every year in April £12.74 ( yes that is correct once a year ) from Canada Life from a pension I was not in for very long ( Pension credit etc know about this and it is taken into account and deducted from my benefits ) We receive Housing Benefit and Council tax Benefit, What I would like to know if anybody can help me is When my wife receives her Pension will it make any difference to the other benefits we receive, especially Pension Credit Guarantee if so would it be better for us from a financial point of view  if my wife deferred her pension due in May. I would appreciate help on this matter, Thank you.. 


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @David14   Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of Community Champions.

    We guide, advise help members of our community.

    Please can I advise you. We have a member of our team who has knowledge expertise on anything like this.

    @poppy123456 have tagged the lady now and will contact you shortly.

    Please if there is anything else further please ask.

    Please take care.

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  • David14David14 Member Posts: 2 Listener
    Hi thespiceman thank you for your prompt reply and welcome, We have to go out now but I will check for a reply from poppy123456 when we get home later, regards David14
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,268 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @David14 and welcome to the Community.  It is nice to meet you and thank you for sharing with us.  I'm sure @poppy123456 will be able to best advise you as to your query as @thespiceman has suggested.  Meantime, I hope you enjoy your time with us.  All the best.  :smile:
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  • poppy123456poppy123456 Member Posts: 22,218 Disability Gamechanger
    Thanks for the tag @thespiceman and @Ails and sorry for the delay in replying,

    Hi and welcome @David14

    Despite my extensive benefit knowledge im afraid i'm unable to help you with your question because it's way beyond my knowledge. For this reason i'd advise you to get some expert face to face advice from an advice agency near you. This link will help you find what's local to you. https://advicelocal.uk/

    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Testing Team, Community Team Posts: 7,951 Scope community team
    Hi @David14.
    As Poppy said, this is quite complicated. The guidance is that Pension Credit can decide to treat a deferred State Pension as notional income. Also, she will not build up any further SP by deferring while you are getting GPC.  They will take any overlapping benefits off so it would be the amount of SP she could claim, minus her Carer's Allowance, that may be deducted from the Pension Credit. 

    As Poppy mentioned, it might be worth getting some face to face advice as they'll be able to go over the intricacies in much better detail with you.
    Senior Community Partner

    If you have a few minutes to spare, we'd appreciate your feedback on our online community.
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