Useful telephone contacts
Contact the Pension Service (part of the Department for Work and Pensions)
Contact the Pension Service for information about your State Pension, Winter Fuel Payments, Pension Credit and help following a Bereavement. You can also report a change in your circumstances, for example, your address or bank account details.
Telephone: 0800 731 0469
Textphone: (0345 606 0285)
New Pension Credit Claimants
It only takes one phone call and you won't have to fill in a form. Call the Pension Credit claim line.
Telephone: 0800 99 1234
Textphone: (0800 169 0133)
Contact the Disability Service Centre – (DWP)
Attendance Allowance (AA) Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Telephone: 0800 731 0122
Textphone: 0345 604 5312
Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm
Carers Allowance 0800 731 0297
Age UK Advice Line
If you need advice or information on money, care, housing or health.
Telephone: 0800 055 6112
Carers Direct helpline
If you need help with your caring role and want to talk to someone about what options are available to you.
Telephone: 0300 123 1053
Step Change Debt Charity
Telephone: 0800 138 1111
Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-4pm
NHS Carers Direct (advice and support service for carers in England)