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.
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.
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.
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)
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.