Unclaimed benefits

 

Let's Talk MoneyEvery year, as much as £5.5bn of benefits that older people are entitled to go unclaimed - including Council Tax Benefit, Housing Benefit and Pension Credit. Below are some figures that illustrate the problem.

Unclaimed benefits 

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If you look after your partner, or a relative or friend who needs help because they are ill or disabled, then you are a carer and may be entitled to Carer's Allowance.

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