You should be able to claim for Pension Credit, Council Tax and Housing Benefit with the same phone call.
(0800 99 1234 between 8.00am and 8.00pm Mondays to Fridays) For those who are self-assessed tax payers, you will realise that the state pension earnings you get are actually taxable - annoying - so you will need to forecast what your net earnings are for any given tax year, and also estimate what your tax liability will be, and make sure that the Pension credit Team are aware of this.
So long as your husband has continuously met the criteria for Carer's Allowance from the beginning of your PIP award (caring for you for at least 35 hours per week, earned income after some allowable deductions of no more than £102 per week), his Carer's Allowance will be backdated to the start of your PIP award so long as he claims Carer's Allowance within three months of the date of your PIP decision letter.
In other words, he can submit his Carer's Allowance claim now for full backdating.
Not everyone over 60 yrs is 'entitled' to Pension Credit. The word 'entitlement' is not a good word for the government to use. But the thinking was probably that 'entitlement' made people feel good about being able to get something.
Together with this, there is the possibility - if you are now sixty five or over, that you could also get a further sum if you have 'saved' towards your retirement. Everyone who has reached the Pension Credit Qualifying Age in the UK is entitled to Pension Credit, so yes, if you are on pension credit you are allowed to work, but it will affect and added Pension Credit you might have received! Guarantee Pension Credit simply guarantees that you will get £151.20 per week if you are a single person, and £230.85 if you are living with a partner.Changes to the Age of claiming Pension Credit Gradually, the government is raising the age of pension entitlement for women.