Campaign to ensure older people claim all benefits

Put more money in your pocket Put more money in your pocket - Age UK can help you claim money youre entitled to and make paying those annoying bills a little easier To find out more visit wwwageukorgukbenefitscheck

Did you know that up to £5.5 billion of Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Council Tax Benefit is being left unclaimed each year.

Last year, Age UK put £120m back into the pockets of 500,000 older people.

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. With the cost of living rising, can you afford not to find out more?

For more about financial support available to older people
Advice on bereavement

opens link in new window Are you eligible for Attendance Allowance? (PDF 258 KB)

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Help us to spread the word

With so many people missing out on financial support they are entitled to, we need your help. Order some posters and leaflets and put these around your local community (for example, your GP surgery, library, church, etc.):

opens link in new window Download our leaflet (PDF 184 KB)

opens link in new window Download our posters (PDF 10.1 MB)

Use our benefits calculator

Check to see if you're getting everything you're entitled to.

Even if you already claim some benefits, you may be entitled to others. Get checked for them all.

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Or, you can:
  • call Age UK Advice on 0800 169 6565 for help finding a local benefits adviser who can explain each benefit and help you fill in your claim forms, and we may be able to visit you at home to do so
  • visit your local Age UK - find out where is your nearest office is by clicking on the map to the right

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Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.

Call Age UK:
0800 169 8787
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Carer's Allowance

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.

What does Age UK do in your area?

Useful information to download

  • A guide with information about claiming benefits if you're over 60.
  • An information guide about the benefits you are entitled to if you're under 60.
  • View all advice downloads
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    Downloads

    What is a download?

    A download is a document (like a research report, a leaflet, or an application form) that can be transferred from our website to your computer. You can download a file, view it on your screen, print it, or save it to your computer.

    What is a PDF?

    PDF stands for ‘portable document format’.

    Most downloads on this website are PDFs. We use this format to ensure that the document looks the same on everyone’s computer (website pages, by contrast, appear differently depending on how people have set their computer up).

    How do I download a PDF?

    Computers use a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader to download PDFs. If you try clicking on a link to download a PDF and it doesn’t work, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader onto your computer.

    How do I install Adobe Acrobat Reader?

    The process is quite straightforward and is free.

    1. Go to http://get.adobe.com/uk/reader/
    2. Click ‘Download’.
    3. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Run’, then choose this option.
    4. Click ‘Next’.
    5. Click ‘Install’
    6. Wait for the window to offer you the option to ‘Finish’, then choose this option.

    How do I change a download?

    PDFs cannot be changed.

    How do I print or save a download?

    Downloads will open on your computer in a new browser window.

    Inside this window (below all your web browser menus), there will be a toolbar with options for you to print or save the document.

    Close the browser window to return to the Age UK website.

    Can my screen reader read PDF downloads?

    We have made every effort to make our PDFs accessible to screen readers. Please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Reader website to ensure that accessibility options are included in your version of the programme.

    You can use Adobe Reader to read a PDF out loud with the following shortcut keys:

    • Read the document: Shift +Ctrl+Y
    • Read the open page only: Shift +Ctrl+V
    • Read to the end of the document: Shift+Ctrl+B
    • Pause: Shift+Ctrl+C
    • Stop Shift+Ctrl+E

    You can convert a PDF document into a text file for use with other software and hardware such as Braille printers by opening the PDF and choosing ‘Save as text’ from the File menu.

Dr Naim Dangoor OBE

Dr Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE and The Exilarch's Foundation

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