Did you know that more than £5 billion of means-tested benefits go unclaimed by older people every year?
At Our Place, we believe that is because the benefits system can be very complicated.
There are many different types of benefit and allowances available from different departments and services, and it can be difficult to know whether you’re eligible for them or not.
Benefits that you may be eligible for include:
- Carer’s Allowance
- Council Tax reductions
- Disability benefits
- Health benefits
- Help with heating costs
- Housing benefit
- Pension credit
As a good starting point visit the Direct Gov website, but Our Place has compiled helpful & digestible information for your benefit (no pun intended).
Drag your curser up to the listed benefits and click away to see what you could be entitled to and how to get it.
But for now here’s some helpful websites Our Place has gathered:
Carers Trust: www.carers.org/money-benefits
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk