Age related benefits

Carers Allowance

by Caron on July 12, 2016

Carers Allowance  Lord Darzi, once appointed by Gordon Brown as a health minister, said the state should ‘demand’ people take ‘greater responsibility’ for the health and social care of themselves and their families. He also said family members who care for older relatives should receive greater financial help from the state. This is still yet […]


Post Office Card Account

by Caron on February 6, 2016

The Post Office Card Account to remain until 2021 Two million people per week collect their pension using this card, yet did you know this service was due to cease in March 2015 ? Now, thanks to a new deal struck with the Post Office, people will be able to continue using this service until 2021. […]


Winter Fuel Payment.

by Caron on July 1, 2015

Who can get the winter fuel payment and how much is it ? Don’t delay. Claim today ! The Winter Fuel Payment is a tax free payment to help older people keep warm during winter and is provided by the government to those who are eligible. If you were born on or before 5 July […]


Attendance Allowance

by Caron on March 2, 2015

Attendance Allowance Attendance Allowance is a tax-free, non-means tested benefit. You may qualify for it if  you are aged 65 or over and need help with personal care because you have a physically or mentally disability. Who can get Attendance Allowance? You may get Attendance Allowance (AA) if the following apply: You have a physical […]


Macular Degeneration and State Benefits

by Caron on January 15, 2015

Macular Degeneration and entitlement to State Benefits. Having Macular degeneration does not automatically entitle you to benefits.However the effects of the condition may. Attendance Allowance For people over 65 who need help with every day activities such as preparing food or reading post. This is not means tested and you do not need to be […]


Disabled Persons Railcard

by Caron on August 24, 2014

  The Disabled Persons Railcard. Costing £10 less than the Senior Citizens Railcard ( at £20 ) the Disabled Persons Railcard will also save one third off all rail fares making pensions go even further and bring family members closer. To qualify for a Disabled Persons Railcard someone elderly needs to have one of the […]


Age related benefits

by Caron on December 4, 2013

There is no shame to claim age related benefits Many older people are not claiming money they are entitled to. £5 billion a year goes unclaimed by pensioners in the UK. It is estimated that just under half of all pensioners are missing out on age related benefits they are entitled to in addition to […]

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Free TV licences for the over 75’s

by Caron on April 30, 2013

Free TV Licences for the over 75’s There are not too many advantages of getting older but one is that the anyone aged over 75 is entitled to a free TV licence. If you or someone you care for is currently 74 and the TV licence is due to be renewed, you need to purchase […]


Changes to Pension Credit Rules

by Caron on April 26, 2013

  Under changes due in 2014 fewer couples will qualify for Pension Credit The current rules allow someone to claim Pension Credit if either they or a partner has reached the State Pension age for women. This currently stands at age 61. The new rules being introduced in 2014 say that both have to be […]