A pension credit is a government service which is specifically available to residents of the United Kingdom as provided for by Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the U.K. who at the time of the pension credit entitlement passage into law was serving as Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Tony Blair administration. Pension credits as such have been available to people in England since 2003. The pension credit function was created as a substitute for the previous administrative tool of Minimum Income Guarantees.
The pension credit entitlement is for two specific services as are offered to U.K. in this manner. The first is the Guarantee Credit, which is based on the income of the individual who possesses it, and allows for payments under a certain level of financial health. The second component of Pension Credits comprises the option of Savings Credits. Pension credits in these forms provide compensation for long-term behavior patterns of financial responsibility.
Additionally, a pension credit entitlement is also for a Council Tax Benefit and Housing Benefit, which can allow, in some cases, for these kinds of obligations to be fully satisfied for the person possessing pension credits. Moreover, pension credits can be increased in terms of the funds they return to the credit holder in the instance of that individual also being on disability benefits. In whatever form it is granted, a pension credit will essentially act by allowing a sum to be paid to the pension credit holder on a week-to-week basis.