Up to £3.7 billion of benefits go unclaimed by older people every year.
Are you one of those missing out?
Some benefits, like the Winter Fuel Payment, are entirely dependent on age - and not at all related to income. You could discover you may be eligible for Attendance Allowance, Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
"Thank you for your help with resolving our issues with Pension Credit. And we did finally get the Attendance Allowance for my husband!" - Mrs. F
Even if you think you're getting everything you're entitled to, it doesn't hurt to check - and we can help.
Our trained staff and volunteers can assist by:
- Conducting thorough benefit checks
- Provide information and advice on types of benefits, and how to apply
- Assistance to apply for benefits and other payments, e.g. by helping to complete forms
- Support to re-apply for benefits, or helping to challenge a decision
- Carrying out home visits if you are unable to come to our offices
Need extra help with benefits and welfare?
If you are worried about your heating and electricity bills this winter, you are not alone.
Here at Age UK Sutton, we can support you to find solutions and options to help with the costs of heating your home and maximising your income with benefit entitlements. We can also offer tips and advice on keeping your home warm and minimising the costs by increasing efficiency of your heating.
Did you know? That at pension age you are entitled to Winter Fuel Payments of up to £300* per winter, with potential additional payments made if we have an extremely cold winter period (temperatures below zero degrees celcius for a least 7 consecutive days).
Did you know? You could be entitled to Warmer Home Discount if you are receiving Pension Credit or certain other Welfare Benefits? This could be an increase to your heating budget of up to £140.00 per year. You could also be entitled to other welfare benefits that will help you increase your living budget.
To find out if you can get this help all you need to do is arrange a free and confidential appointment with Jackie and her team at Age UK Sutton. Don't worry if you find it hard to get out as Jackie will try her best to come and see clients with mobility difficulities in the comfort of your own home, however you must book in advance for this service.
If you know of anyone that could recieve this help and advice please let them know about this service as soon as possible to arrange an appointment as soon as possible
Call Jackie on 020 8770 4090, or email email@example.com
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