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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Older People’s Services and Individual Budgets

Examples of good practice currently being undertaken by the pilot sites implementing Individual Budgets for older people’s services.

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Exportable Benefits

Information for older UK citizens living in Spain about entitlement to the state pension, pension credit, winter fuel allowance, invalidity allowances, and bereavement benefits.

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Your benefits. Your rights

Overview of befits and concessions, including pension credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax benefit, healp with fuel and health costs, disability benefits etc.

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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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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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Carer’s 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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