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Benefits and entitlements

Each year, up to £200 million of benefits go unclaimed by older people in Northern Ireland. Last year, Age NI helped thousands of older people put more money in their pockets by identifying unclaimed benefits.

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  • Pension Credit

    Almost half of all pensioners are entitled to Pension Credit, yet around a third of those eligible are not claiming it.
  • Universal Credit

    Universal Credit is a new single benefit payment that will replace six existing benefits for people of working age.
  • Carer's Allowance

    If you care for someone who is ill or disabled, you may be entitled to Carer's Allowance.
  • Personal Independence Payment

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people of working age with disabilities.
  • Lone Pensioner Allowance

    The LPA scheme provides a 20% deduction on the rate bill for people aged 70 or over who live alone.
  • Housing Benefit

    If you are entitled to Housing Benefit but are not receiving it, a simple claim could reduce your bills each week.

Benefits & Entitlements

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More money in your pocket

This advice guide is full of information about financial support that is available in later life and how to access it.

Download the guide (PDF 570KB)

More info

  • Benefits calculator

    Find out what benefits you are entitled to.
  • Means-tested benefits

    The amount of capital you have can affect your eligibility for means-tested benefits. The same limit applies for both single people and couples.
  • Unclaimed benefits

    Every year in Northern Ireland, up to £200m of benefits that older people are entitled to go unclaimed

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