Legal & financial > Financial advice (benefits)
Informed advice about welfare benefits is essential for elderly people on low incomes. Professional benefits advice and expertise will identify the benefits to which an older person is entitled, but may not be claiming. Welfare benefit is a complex area, and older people may not be aware of their entitlement. Services that provide advice and information about benefits for older people are not-for-profit organisations that provide a confidential professional service. Most services will provide practical assistance in completing benefit claim forms.