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Benefits and entitlements

Each year up to £5.5bn Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit goes unclaimed by older people. Let us help make it easier.

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  • Benefits calculator

    Do you know what benefits you are entitled to? Find out exactly what you are owed - quickly and easily.
  • Carer's Allowance

    If you care for someone who is ill or disabled, you may be entitled to Carer's Allowance.
  • Pension Credit

    About 4m older people are entitled to Pension Credit, yet about 1 in 3 of those eligible are still not claiming it.
  • Benefit changes

    The benefits system is undergoing major changes. Find out how they will affect older people.
  • Bereavement benefits

    If your husband, wife or civil partner has died, you may be able to claim bereavement benefits.
  • Attendance Allowance

    Many over-65s can claim Attendance Allowance if they need help with their care because of illness or disability.

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How Age UK helped Michael claim benefits

Michael Hirst tells us how Age UK helped him claim extra money

Listen to Michael

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