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Do you need information and advice on what you should be paying for a loved one’s care? Or perhaps you want to know if you're eligible for Pension Credit and want help with claiming it?
Our advice line gives free, impartial information and advice to over 50s, families and friends across Wales on a range of subjects.
All you need to do is call us on 08000 223 444 and speak to one of our advisors. This is a fully bi-lingual service.
Download our guide to claiming benefits for people over pension age
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Here are some examples of how Age Cymru has helped older people to claim the money they were entitled to receive.
Mr and Mrs G
Mr and Mrs G told us they were finding it hard to make ends meetWe gave them a benefit health check and helped them claim Council Tax allowance of £1,126.32, as well as a refund of £455.83 in Council Tax paymentsHigher Rate Attendance Allowance of £77.45 a weekPension Credit of £147.01 a weekAltogether, that’s a yearly increase of £12,798.24We even managed to get £297.50 in opticians costs backAll in all, Mr and Mrs G are £13,551.57 better off for speaking to Age Cymru
Mrs J came to us for a benefit healthcheckWe thought she was eligible for Attendance AllowanceThe Department for Work and Pensions disagreedWe helped Mrs J to fill in all her forms and appeal against the DWP’s decisionWe secured Mrs J back payments of £1,006.85 in Attendance Allowance and £1,164.00 in Pension CreditShe now receives £77.45 per week in Attendance AllowanceShe also gets Severe Disability Premium of £58.20 every weekMrs J is £9,224.65 better off thanks to Age Cymru
Alfred Ford is 84-years-old.
Here he is talking to ITV Cymru Wales News about the realities of living on a low income. Alfred's interview begins at 0:38.
We're very grateful to Alfred and ITV Wales for allowing us to use this footage.
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