Our Benefits Advisor can offer advice and support to apply for a range of benefits
Each year up to £3.7bn of benefits go unclaimed by older people. It can be tricky to know what you are entitled to as the eligibilty for each benefit can vary. For example some benefits, like the Winter Fuel Payment, are entirely dependent on age - and not at all related to income. Other benefits, like Pension Credit, are income-related benefits.
Our Benefits Advisor is available for pre-booked appointments on Tuesdays to provide advice and support to apply for a range of benefits, including pension credit, attendance allowance, personal independence payment, etc. To make an appointment with our Advisor, please contact us using the contact details below.
Age UK Benefits Calculator
Even if you think you're getting everything you are entitled to, it doesn't hurt to check.You could discover you may be eligible for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
You can find out exactly what you are owed - quickly and easily - with the Age UK personalised benefits calculator.
This online tool can help identify what benefits you may be entitled to in one simple step. Simply answer the questions about your personal circumstances and email the results to yourself.
Changes to the Benefits Cap
The Welfare Reform and Work Act (2016) introduces some changes to the benefit cap. These changes, which will take effect in autumn 2016, include changes to the benefit cap levels to £23,000 a year for couples with or without children and lone parents and £15,410 for single people without children in Greater London, and £20,000 and £13,400 respectively for those groups elsewhere in Great Britain. They also include additional exemptions for recipients of Guardian’s Allowance, Carer’s Allowance and Universal Credit claimants who receive payments towards carer’s costs.
For more information about the benefit cap changes please visit www.Gov.UK/benefit-cap
How to claim
Once you have completed the Benefits Calculator, our expert Benefits Advisor can give you one-to-one advice on your entitlement and how to make a claim.
What to claim
Below Pension Age
- Job Seekers Allowance
- Employment Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Personal Independence Payments
- Carers Allowance
- Bereavement Allowance
Above Pension Age
- Pension Credit
- Pension Savings Credit
- Attendance Allowance
Information and Advice Service Contact Details
Telephone 01905 772 126
Location (for opening times see Information and Advice)
Age UK Droitwich Spa Information and Advice Service
Olive Branch Community Centre
Ombersley Street East
Correspondence Address (Not open to the public)
Age UK Droitwich Spa
32 Ombersley Street West