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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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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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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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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