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Boost your income

We should all be able to enjoy our retirement. But as we get older, it can sometimes get harder to make ends meet.

We’ve got some straightforward advice to help you make your money go further.


Get a benefits check

Don't assume you're not entitled to any benefits. Each year up to £3.5bn of benefits go unclaimed by older people. So, even if you think you're getting everything you are entitled to - it doesn't hurt to check. Benefits could help you to pay for care, bereavement, bills or to maintain your independence. 

Benefits Calculator

Use the online benefits calculator to find out much money could you claim.

Find out more about some of the main benefits you could be eligible for:

  1. Pension credit
  2. Housing benefit
  3. Attendance Allowance

Clear your debts

It's never too late to regain control and find your way back to a debt-free life. Read our guide to debt to find out how to manage, consolidate and pay back anything you owe.

There are also lots of organisations offering free debt management advice.

Read our debt advice guide

Credit can be a useful money management tool in retirement and give us more freedom, but must be used carefully to avoid the debt trap.


Trace lost money

You may have money stored away in lost bank accounts, pensions or premium bonds if you've changed your name or address several times.


Cut your household costs

Reducing your energy and water bills doesn't mean making big changes, and could save you hundreds of pounds every year.

Cut your energy bills

Age NI Advice Service

Every year our Advice Service deals with thousands of calls from older people in need. Call us today to make sure that you are receiving all the help and support available to you.

Call freephone 0808 808 7575
8am – 7pm 365 days a year

 

Last updated: Sep 16 2018

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