Age UK Worcester & District knows that money matters. So did you know that you could be eligible for some extra benefits? We can help you check your eligibility and help you get what your entitled to.
Put more money into your pocket
Find out how much extra you could be entitled to by using Age UK's free online benefit calculator.
What benefits could you be entitled to?
Attendance Allowance is a benefit for older people who may need extra help to stay independent at home, due to an illness or disability.
Carer's Allowance is the main welfare benefit to help carers. You don't have to be related to or live with the person you care for to claim Carer's Allowance. It's extra money each week for you to use as you want or need to.
If your family, or someone who lives with you, is on a low income you may be able to receive help to pay your rent, or council tax. You do not have to be in receipt of another State Benefit to apply for these awards.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is a benefit that helps with the extra costs you may face if you're disabled. However, it's gradually being replaced by Personal Independence Payment.
Housing Benefit helps pay your rent if you are a tenant on a low income. It will not only reduce your rent but also cover some service charges like lifts and communal laundry facilities.
Pension Credit is an income-related benefit to give you some extra money in retirement. It comes in two parts and you may be eligible for one or both parts.
Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level. Savings Credit is extra money if you've got some savings or your income is higher than the basic State Pension.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people aged between 16 and 64 who because of a long-term illness or disability may need help with daily activities or getting around.
The good news for people in later life is that you may qualify for concessions on the price of your licence. You can get a free TV licence if you're 75 or over.
Winter Fuel Payment or Winter Fuel Allowance is an annual payment to help with heating costs, made to households with someone over Pension Credit age.
Want to make a claim?
Contact us now to book up your free benefit check or to get help with completing a benefit application form.