Welfare Benefits for Older People
Non means tested benefits include:
You may be entitled to Pension Credit if you have reached state pension age and have a low income. The state pension age for men and women is in the process of being equalised and raised for both men and women. Whilst these changes are being introduced the qualifying age for both men and women is the state pension for a woman of the same age.
The capital/savings limit - currently £16,000 - doesn’t apply to Pension Credit and for each £500 of savings above £10,000 the entitlement is reduced by £1/wk.
If you live in rented accommodation you may be entitled to Housing Benefit which may meet some or all of your rent costs.
Council Tax Support
You may be entitled to a reduction for some or all of your Council Tax.