Benefits for people of retirement age FS12

This factsheet summarises the main benefits available to people in retirement from the Department of Work and Pensions or the local council.

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Attendance Allowance how to make an effective claim

This factsheet is about Attendance Allowance (AA), a benefit paid by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to people who have reached State Pension age who need help with personal care because of a disability or a health problem, such as sight loss. Many thousands of people with severe sight loss receive AA. You […]

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Support for carers

This factsheet explains what benefits, services and support are available to help carers.

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Pension Credit Factsheet 48

This factsheet contains information about Pension Credit, a means-tested benefit for people over State Pension age (currently 66). It gives information about the eligibility criteria for Pension Credit, how to make a claim, and what to do if you have a change of circumstance. The information in this factsheet is correct for the period April […]

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Paying for care and support at home Factsheet 46

This factsheet explains charging for social care services in places other than care homes, mainly related to services provided in your own home. This is because the two charging systems are slightly different. It also covers charging for carers’ services. This factsheet also describes how you can be deemed to be a self-funder following a […]

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Carers Allowance Factsheet 55

This factsheet explains what Carer’s Allowance is, the eligibility criteria, and how to make a claim. It explains how Carer’s Allowance may affect any other benefits you, or the person you care for, are receiving, and what to do if you have a change of circumstance.

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Disability benefits Personal Independence Payment and Disability Living Allowance

Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is extra money for people under State Pension age who have long-term physical or mental health problems. You can get it however high your income or savings are. PIP is gradually replacing Disability Living Allowance. This factsheet explains who can apply for it and how to apply.

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Attendance Allowance Factsheet 34

This factsheet covers Attendance Allowance, a tax-free and non-meanstested benefit paid to people who are 65 years old or over with attention or supervision needs. Unlike Disability Living Allowance (DLA), it does not have a mobility component. Attendance Allowance rates are identical to the highest and middle rates of DLA care component.

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