Each year up to £5.5bn of Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit goes unclaimed by older people. This is despite 1.6m people in later life living in poverty. Are you claiming your entitlements?
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Attendance Allowance is the benefit that many over-65s can claim if they need help with their personal care because of an illness or disability.
About 4m older people are entitled to Pension Credit, yet about 1 in 3 of those eligible are still not claiming it.
You may be entitled to money you don't know about. Find out exactly what you are owed - quickly and easily - with our benefits calculator.
New research shows a growing gap between expected retirement income between men and women.
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As you approach retirement, you have to decide what you'll do with your pension funds. Read our annuity guide before making a decision.
If your husband, wife or civil partner has died, you may be able to claim bereavement benefits.
If you're still working, you can use our online calculator to work out how big your pension will be when you retire.
The benefits system is undergoing major changes, and some of these will affect older people.
There are many things to do when someone dies, often at a time of great personal distress. Our guide explains the practical things that need to be done.
State Pension gives you a regular income in later life. It's based on contributions and the amount you get depends on how much you paid in.
From state pension reform to claiming benefits and pensioner poverty, read how we work to make the most of later life for everyone.
Make your money go further with our value-for-money products and services, designed for the over-50s.
If you look after someone who needs help because they are ill or disabled, then you are a carer, and you may be able to get Carer's Allowance
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