Are there any benefits I can apply for?

It’s always worth checking if you qualify for any benefits – you might be surprised. Some are based on how much money you have and others just look at your needs. You might be able to get something extra if you have a long-term illness or disability, are caring for someone else or are on a low income. Some benefits are just based on your age, like the Winter Fuel Payment which is given to people over women's State Pension age.

One in five pensioners isn't claiming the benefits they're entitled to, so check you're not missing out. Applying isn't always complicated or time-consuming – you can check if you qualify for Pension Credit just by making a phone call. Take a look at our Benefit checker to get started and see what you could claim. You can also use our Benefits calculator to work out exactly what you are entitled to. Just enter your details to get a free personalised report.

You can also phone our Helpline on 0800 319 6789 for a free benefits check.

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