Make your money go further

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

Up to £5 billion in Pension Credit, Housing Benefit and Rates Relief goes unclaimed by older people every year. There could be money out there that’s meant for you.

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.

opens link in new window Get a full benefits check to make sure you’re getting all that you can

Don’t assume you’re not entitled – get help from Age NI today, and make a claim.

Read our free guides

The following free guides can help you find out more about the benefits you could be claiming, and make sure you’re not overpaying tax.

More money in your pocket:
A guide to claiming benefits for people over pension age

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, Winter fuel benefits, disability benefits and others. It explains what they are, whether or not you could be eligible, and how to make a claim.
opens link in new window Download the More Money in Your Pocket guide (PDF 139KB)

Claiming benefits:
3 steps to find out if someone you know qualifies for Pension Credit

Not claiming your pension yet? Then read our guide for people under pension age to find out what you could claim. It looks at benefits available to people who may be sick, disabled, unemployed, on a low income, looking after children or caring for someone.
opens link in new window Download the Pension Credit guide (PDF 55KB)

Talk to us

Call Age NI Advice on freephone 0808 808 7575 to order our guides or speak to a trained adviser for free advice.

You can also visit us at 3 Lower Crescent, Belfast to talk to a friendly adviser about claiming benefits or get help filling in claim forms. We may even be able to visit you at home if you find it difficult to leave the house.

Use our online tools

Use the opens link in new window online benefits calculator to work out what you might be able to claim.

Try our opens link in new window tax calculator to make sure you’re not overpaying tax to HMRC.

It won’t take long and you might be pleasantly surprised by the results.

Age NI Advice Line:
0808 808 7575

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