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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Pick it up Its yours

Information about Pension Credit – eligibility, rates and how to apply for it.

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Pension Credit

Pension Credit, is a means-tested benefit for older people who have a relatively low income and have reached the qualifying age. Because it is means-tested, your personal circumstances and the level of your income, savings and any other capital determine if you qualify for it, and how much you will get. It is not taxable. […]

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Welfare Benefits your legal rights

Information about what benefits and tax credits are available, who can claim, how & where to claim, challenging a benefits or tax credit decision and appeals.

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The Pension Credit questions and answers

A summary of the main features of Pensions Credit, which was introduced on October 2003. It covers the 2 parts, I.e. Guarantee credit, and Savings credit

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Credit Unions

This information sheet explains what Credit Unions are, how they operate, and the legislation governing them.

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Pension Credit

About four million older people are entitled to receive Pension Credit to top up their retirement income, yet just under half of those eligible are not claiming it, or are not claiming the right amount. If you think you might be missing out, this factsheet explains how Pension Credit is worked out and how to […]

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What Can You Claim

Information about Housing Benefit and other benefits to which people aged 60 and over may be entitled.

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