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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.

Age UK Benefits Calculator

 

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

Email  info@ageukds.org.uk

Location (for opening times see Information and Advice)

Age UK Droitwich Spa Information and Advice Service

Olive Branch Community Centre

Winnetts Lane

Ombersley Street East

Droitwich Spa

WR9 8BZ

 

Correspondence Address (Not open to the public)

Age UK Droitwich Spa

Severn House

32 Ombersley Street West

Droitwich Spa

WR9 8QZ