Pension Credit

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will change the eligibility criteria for pensions credit for people who have come to the UK from abroad and reached the qualifying age but did not make national insurance contributions during their working life.

Photo of Steve Webb Steve Webb The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

Pension credit is an income related benefit for the poorest pensioners living in Great Britain and is not based on contributions paid. There are no plans to change this. However, in order to qualify for pension credit a person must also have a right to reside in Great Britain, be habitually resident and physically present, and not be subject to provisions that mean they have no recourse to public funds whilst in Great Britain.

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