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