Some of the information in this guide may have changed as a result of the coronavirus emergency. For the latest information, please check our changes to services page.
Money can be tight at times, especially once we retire and find ourselves living on a fixed income while our fuel bills, travel costs and general living expenses go up every year. Yet many older people are missing out on hundreds of pounds of entitlements they could be due, or paying over the odds for their bills.
Our guide could help you boost your income and cut your bills – by claiming benefits you may not have realised you’re entitled to, getting help with energy costs and shopping around to find the best deals for you.
The advice in this guide applies to England only. A lot of it will still be relevant to you but we have a few suggestions if you are looking for advice that is specific to other parts of the UK.