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If you’re finding it difficult to manage on the money you have coming in, there are ways Age UK can help you put more money in your pocket.

Each year up to £3.5bn of Pension Credit and Housing Benefit goes unclaimed by older people. So, even if you think you're getting everything you are entitled to - it doesn't hurt to check.

Remember, this is money you paid into the system for years, so it’s time to get back what’s rightly yours. You could be eligible even if you own your own home or have some savings. Don’t assume you’re not entitled – get help from Age UK today, and make a claim.

Use our online calculators

1. Benefits calculator

Don't assume you're not entitled to any benefits. Use our benefits calculator to find out quickly and easily how much you're owed.

Benefits calculator

2. Tax calculator

Are you confident that you're paying the right amount of tax. None of us wants to pay more tax than we have to, so it’s always worth checking you’re paying the right amount. Use our tax calculator to work out how much you should be paying.

Tax calculator

3. Pension calculator

It's never too early to start planning for your retirement. Use our pension calculator to start thinking about the sort of retirement you want and the amount of money you'll need.

Pension calculator

Read our Money Matters guides

More money in your pocket

If you’re aged 60 or over, you could be entitled to benefits you haven’t been able to claim before. This guide looks at Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support, disability benefits and others. It explains what they are, whether or not you could be eligible, and how to make a claim. 

More money in your pocket (PDF 878 KB)

Equity release

If you own your own home and have little or no mortgage, you may be thinking about equity release. It is a big decision and may not be the best or only solution. Read this guide for basic information on how it works and whether it’s right for you.

Equity release (PDF 631 KB)

Save energy, pay less

With fuel costs rising, using less energy can save us money. But that doesn’t mean we should have to use less than we need – it’s vital we get enough light and warmth. This guide explains how you can reduce the amount of energy you use in your home.

Save energy, pay less guide (PDF 916 KB)

Talk to Age UK

Call Age UK Advice on freephone 0800 169 6565 to order our guides or get advice from a trained adviser.

You can also speak to a friendly adviser at your local Age UK. With over 330 Age UKs across the country, chances are there's one near you. They can give advice on claiming benefits and help you complete your claim forms. We may even be able to visit you at home if you find it difficult to leave the house.

Find out what Age UK does in your area

Further information


Our Information guides are short and easy to digest, giving a comprehensive overview of the relevant topic. Factsheets are longer with more detail, and are aimed at professionals.

You can download other guides in our series from publications

For more information: Call Age UK Advice: 0800 678 1174

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