Contact a voluntary organisation (for example Citizens Advice or Age UK) in your area - or get a friend or family member to call the helpline to ask for a paper application.
You will need: The earliest you can start your application is 4 months before you reach Pension Credit qualifying age.
You can claim any time after you reach Pension Credit qualifying age but your claim can only be backdated for 3 months. This is called asking for mandatory reconsideration.
Before I started my job I was told it offered all the perks associated with a major employer but when I started I found there was no pension plan.
If your spouse or civil partner died before 27 December 2013, only 156 paid contributions are required.
However, the yearly average condition must still be satisfied.
vacation leave not taken at the year end and exceeding a year leave entitlement) up to a maximum of 90 days.
Child is provided with pension till the age of 21 years or upon completing or ceasing to receive education for a first degree at an institution of higher learning, whichever the later, as long as not married.
Derivative pension is given for a period of 12 years from the date of retirement or death of a serving officer.
Cash Award in lieu of Leave (GCR) at the rate of 1/30 last drawn salary for each day of expired leave not taken (i.e.
Since this is a contributory pension, you may earn any amount of money from any other source and still remain entitled to this pension. If it is your only source of income, you are unlikely to have to pay tax.
You get a Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's Contributory Pension at the same time as a State Pension (Contributory).
If backdated, what about the contributions I have been paying into my personal pension from October until April?