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Age UK Somerset provides an independent, confidential and free welfare benefits service for older people. We offer advice on benefits for people receiving the State Pension. 

In the first instance we would talk with you about you eligibility for welfare benefits. If you qualify for any government welfare benefits we can work with you to make your claim.

Age UK Somerset has a large team of Information and Advice Support Volunteers who donate their time to deliver this service. Our volunteers work within their own communities to provide face-to-face help to complete your Welfare Benefit forms, eg, Attendance Allowance.  Our Volunteers will visit you at a mutually convenient time in your own home, or within a residential or nursing setting. 


The Information and Advice Office Advisory Team can also arrange a Benefit Entitlement Check over the telephone to check your eligibility to means-tested benefits eg, Council Tax reduction, Housing Benefit, Pension Credit.

If you are receiving a State Pension we can help you with:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Disability Living Allowance/Personal Independence Payments
  • Carers Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing and Council Tax benefit


To enquire about this service:

please call 01823 345613 between 10am and 3pm, Monday to Thursday

or email

Would you be interested in finding out about becoming an Information and Advice Support Volunteer?

This satisfying and varied role is just one of our Volunteering opportunities.

Full training is offered.

Learn more about Volunteering


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