Returning to England from abroad

This factsheet explains how to claim benefits and apply for housing, health and care services if you return to England from abroad. This factsheet is aimed at British nationals who have reached or are nearing retirement age.

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Energy Efficiency Fuel Poverty

The role of HIAs that are well placed to deliver services that can contribute to health & social care objectives. In recognition of the links between poor housing and poor health, HIAs can assist in creating energy efficient homes.

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The Social Fund Advances of Benefit and Local Welfare Provision Factsheet 49

The Social Fund is a scheme to help people with expenses that are difficult to meet from a low income. It covers Funeral Payments, Cold Weather Payments, Winter Fuel Payments and Sure Start Maternity Grants. Advances of Benefit are a form of payment on account of benefit that replaced the discretionary Social Fund from April […]

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Benefits for people aged 60 or over

State pension age. Retirement pension. Other benefits. Winter fuel payments. Appointees & agents for disabled people. How much they are & how to claim

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Help with Heating

Advice and information on the help that is available to assist with heating costs and other fuel problems.

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Extra help with essential costs if youre on a low income

If you’re on a low income and have to meet the cost of unplanned expenses, you may be eligible for a payment from the Social Fund or your local council to help. This factsheet explains what you may be eligible for, how payments are made and how to complain if you feel you’re turned down […]

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Help with heating costs Factsheet 1

This factsheet explains how you can spend less on energy while still maintaining a warm and comfortable home. It provides information on getting the best energy deal, energy efficiency, financial help and help from bodies like your local authority (council). The information in this factsheet is applicable in England.

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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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