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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.

Age UK's research suggests that as many as 72% of older people who have claimed benefits say it’s improved their lives. Imagine what a bit more money could mean for you. It could help with shopping, paying the bills or being able to get out and about.

What we're not claiming

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Find out if you can claim more benefits

Start by finding out if you can claim these common benefits:

Use our online benefits calculator to find out quickly and easily what benefits you're owed. Even if you already claim some, you may be entitled to others. Get checked for them all.

You can get more information about benefits for odler people by visitng our Benefits and entitlements section or downloading our free guide More money in your pocket (PDF 878 KB).

Get advice from Age UK

If you would like advice or help making a claim, call Age UK Advice free of charge on 0800 169 65 65 or visit you nearest Age UK to talk to a friendly adviser.

Find your local Age UK

I was put off claiming benefits because the forms were too complicated. An Age UK adviser came to our house and helped me fill them in. I now get £56 extra a week and help with housing costs.

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For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081