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Claims for pension credit can be made up to four months before reaching state pension age.
Pension credit claims can also be made any time after reaching state pension age but they can only be backdated for up to three months.
This could mean claimants could get up to three months worth of pension credit in their first payment.
If people are backdating their claims, they’ll need details on their income, savings and investments for the date they want their claim to start from.