Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction helps people who are on a low income with the costs of the Council Tax bill for their normal home. It can be claimed whether you own or rent your home and regardless of whether you are working, unemployed, retired or a carer.

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Advice for later life

You don’t have to be retired yourself to pick up great tips. This is a fantastic resource for relatives, volunteers, healthcare workers and anyone closely involved with older people.

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Help with health costs

There are a number of benefits and entitlements available to help older people with the cost of healthcare, such as prescription costs, dental treatment, eye tests and travel to hospital. This factsheet looks at what is available, who is eligible, and how

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Carers Allowance

You may not think of yourself as a carer, but if you look after someone else you might qualify for extra money to help meet your costs. This factsheet explains what Carer’s Allowance is, who can get it and how to claim.

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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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Disability benefits Attendance Allowance

Attendance Allowance is a non means-tested benefit for people who have long term physical or mental health problems. This factsheet explains who can apply for Attendance Allowance and how to do it.

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Disability benefits Disability Living Allowance and Personal Independence Payment

Disability Living Allowance is a non means-tested benefit for people who have long-term physical or mental health problems. Personal Independence Payment has replaced Disability Living Allowance from 2013 for people who are aged under 65 making a new

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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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