Pension age benefits

Pension Credit

Pension Credit tops up your weekly income to a guaranteed minimum level. You can start your application up to 4 months before you reach State Pension age.

Find out more about Pension Credit.

Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people over state pension age who need help with personal care or supervision because of illness or disability.

Find out more about Attendance Allowance.

You can either download a claim form or phone 0800 731 0122 for an application form and post to ‘Freepost DWP Attendance Allowance’

Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction

is available to people who have a low income to help towards the cost of council tax. This is a means tested reduction- this means the amount of award will depend on your personal circumstances.

Find out more about Housing Benefit & Council Tax Reduction. 

Download a Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction claim form.

Council Tax Reduction only 

Find out more about Council Tax Reduction

Download a Council Tax Reduction form 

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 5 October 1954 you could get between £100 and £300 to help you pay your heating bills. You will get this automatically you do not need to claim.

Find out more about the Winter Fuel Payment.

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