The Lone Pensioner Allowance (LPA) scheme provides a 20% deduction on the rate bill for persons aged 70 or over who live alone.
This will be beneficial to those who do not qualify for rates rebate or who perhaps only qualify for a certain amount of rates rebate by virtue of a higher income or savings. LPA is not means-tested.
To apply: phone Land & Property Services helpline 0300 200 7801
The Lone Pensioner Allowance (LPA) scheme was introduced with effect from 1 April 2008, following the 2007 Executive Review of Rating Reform.
Free benefit check
If you, or an older person you know needs advice, information or practical support on a wide range of issues including welfare benefits, community care, housing and health, contact the Age NI Advice Service on Freephone 0808 808 7575 to speak to a specialist advisor in confidence. Our advisors can provide a free benefit check to ensure that older people are accessing the benefits they are entitled to.
Every year our Advice Service helps thousands of older people in need. Call the Age NI Advice Service today to make sure that you are receiving all the help and support available to you.