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Your money matters

As costs rise, getting the money you're entitled to is more important than ever. Many people don't know what's available but at Age UK we know what to do.

Before the cost of living crisis, 2.1 million older people were already living below the poverty line. And for many, things have only got worse. 

Across the country, people are faced with impossibly difficult decisions about how to use what money they have. 

But Age UK are working to help people manage their money and make the best decisions for them. Find out more about how we're helping.

Information and advice 

You can't claim money you don't know you're entitled to. Last year, our information and advice helped 6 million people to make decisions about their finances and helped them find out if they're missing out on money.

Legal issues

It's important to protect your money and other assets now and in the future. We're here to help.

We make sure you're not missing out

Our handy benefits calculator can help you find out what you could be entitled to in just a few minutes. Last year, 284,875 people trusted us to help them find out what money they were missing out on.

Support is just a phone call away

Age UK's Advice Line is open every single day of the year. For many, it's a lifeline.

Knowing what to do and where to turn if things go wrong or you need answers you can trust can be difficult. But our friendly advisers are just a phone call away.

In 2022, our advice line answered 52,337 calls about money matters from people that turned to Age UK. 

Age UK. Know what to do. 

Having the Age UK benefits check has made a huge difference to my life... It's taken away any worries about anything. I know that whatever bill comes in, it's going to be OK.


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We offer support through our free advice line on 0800 678 1602. Lines are open 8am-7pm, 365 days a year. We also have specialist advisers at over 120 local Age UKs.

Support in the community

Many programmes run by local Age UKs have helped people in local communities across the country know what they're entitled to. 

Local Age UKs helped older people identify about £162 million in unclaimed benefits from March 2021 to March 2022. Friendly staff can help you complete a benefits check and fill out tricky forms. 

Help to keep your home warm

Our Warm Home Programme completed more than 20,000 benefit checks and nearly 3,983 home energy checks, identifying more than £38 million in unclaimed benefits.

Keeping your money safe

It's just as important to keep what money you do have safe. Our scams programme helps people spot the warning signs and avoid being scammed.

Find out how your local Age UK could help


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We make sure older people's voices are heard

We campaign side by side with older people on the issues that matter to them. Lots of these issues have an impact on finances – from the cost of living to the State Pension triple lock.

Together, our campaign wins help protect the money of older people both now and in the future. 

Protecting benefits rates

Many older people rely on benefits payments. We made sure the Government committed to raising benefit rates in line with inflation.

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