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Benefits for older people

Welfare Benefits for Older People


Non means tested benefits include: 

Attendance Allowance 
If you are over 65, and need help with personal care or watching over to avoid danger to yourself and others, you may be entitled to Attendance Allowance. There is no help with mobility problems that start from the age of 65.

Means-tested benefits include: 

Pension Credit
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.

Housing Benefit
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.

If you feel you need help navigating the benefits system, please call LionHeart on 0845 6039057 and ask to speak to one of our experienced support officers who will be happy to help.

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