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If you're confused by the benefits system and need some help to claim the benefits you're entitled to, our dedicated Benefits Advisor can help.

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 eligibility 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, is an income-related benefit.

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 

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. Whether it's over the phone or in person, we can guide you through the process and help make life a little easier.