Benefits ARE really confusing, so hopefully this will explain which benefit(s) you can apply for

 

 

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Under State Pension age

You could be entitled to:

 

 

Over State Pension age

You could be entitled to:

 

 

P. I. P. (Personal Independence Payment)

You can claim P. I. P. in addition to other benefits.

 

 

A. A. (Attendance Allowance) if you've reached State Pension age, and your ability to keep safe or look after your own personal care is affected by physical or mental illness or disability www.gov.uk/attendance-allowance

You can claim A. A. in addition to other benefits.

 

 

Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs and has or will replace the following benefits www.gov.uk/universal-credit:

 

State Pension is a regular income paid to people who have reached State Pension age www.gov.uk/new-state-pension

Pension Credit is an income-related benefit made up of 2 parts www.gov.uk/pension-credit

  • Guarantee Credit tops up your weekly income.  You may still be eligible if you have savings, a pension or your own home.

  • Savings Credit is an extra payment for people who saved some money towards their retirement, for example a pension.

 

If you get Pension Credit you can also get other help, such as:

 

 

 

Cost of Living Payments www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment

 

 

Cost of Living Payments www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment

 

 

Carerís Allowance is to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You donít have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

 

You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them. Carerís Allowance is taxable. It can also affect your other benefits. The person youíre looking after must be receiving certain benefits.

 

 

Carerís Allowance is to help you look after someone with substantial caring needs. You donít have to be related to, or live with, the person you care for www.gov.uk/carers-allowance

 

You must be 16 or over and spend at least 35 hours a week caring for them. Carerís Allowance is taxable. It can also affect your other benefits. The person youíre looking after must be receiving certain benefits.

 

 

Carerís Credit is a National Insurance credit that helps with gaps in your National Insurance record www.gov.uk/carers-credit

 

You must be over 16 and under State Pension age and looking after one or more people for at least 20 hours a week. The person youíre looking after must be receiving certain benefits.

 

 

 

Council Tax Discount if youíre on a low income or claim benefits. Your bill could be reduced by up to 100%.

 

You can apply if you own your home, rent, are unemployed or working http://www.gov.uk/apply-council-tax-reduction

 

 

Council Tax Discount if youíre on a low income or claim benefits. Your bill could be reduced by up to 100%.

 

You can apply if you own your home, rent, are unemployed or working http://www.gov.uk/apply-council-tax-reduction

 

 

Support for Mortgage Interest if you own the property you live in www.gov.uk/support-for-mortgage-interest

 

 

Support for Mortgage Interest if you own the property you live in www.gov.uk/support-for-mortgage-interest

 

 

Mortgage Interest Support if youíre a homeowner, you might be able to get help towards interest payments on www.gov.uk/support-for-mortgage-interest:

  • your mortgage

  • loans youíve taken out for certain repairs and improvements to your home.  To be eligible for a Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) loan, you usually need to be getting one of the following qualifying benefits:

  • Income-based (J. S. A.)

  • Income-related (E. S. A.

  • Pension Credit

 

Mortgage Interest Support if youíre a homeowner, you might be able to get help towards interest payments on www.gov.uk/support-for-mortgage-interest:

  • your mortgage

  • loans youíve taken out for certain repairs and improvements to your home.  To be eligible for a Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI) loan, you usually need to be getting one of the following qualifying benefits:

  • Income-based (J. S. A.)

  • Income-related (E. S. A.

  • Pension Credit

 

Disabled Person's Bus Pass

 

 

Older Person's Bus Pass

 

 

Blue Badge Scheme

www.gov.uk/blue-badge-scheme-information-council

 

The Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if youíre disabled.

 

 

Blue Badge Scheme

www.gov.uk/blue-badge-scheme-information-council

 

The Blue Badge scheme helps you park closer to your destination if youíre disabled.

 

 

Warm Home Discount Scheme

 

You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2022 to 2023 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

 

The money is not paid to you - itís a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between October 2022 and March 2023.

 

You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity and youíre eligible. Contact your supplier to find out. www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

 

 

Warm Home Discount Scheme

 

You could get £150 off your electricity bill for winter 2022 to 2023 under the Warm Home Discount Scheme.

 

The money is not paid to you - itís a one-off discount on your electricity bill, between October 2022 and March 2023.

 

You may be able to get the discount on your gas bill instead if your supplier provides you with both gas and electricity and youíre eligible. Contact your supplier to find out.

www.gov.uk/the-warm-home-discount-scheme

 

 

Royal Mail Redirection service enables your mail to move with you when you are moving to another home and is for customers who are in receipt of Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

Universal Credit also covers the following benefits:
 

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Housing Benefit

  • Income Support

  • Income-based (J. S. A.)

  • Income-related (E. S. A.

  • Working Tax Credit

 

royalmail.com/receiving/redirection/concessions

 

 

Royal Mail Redirection service enables your mail to move with you when you are moving to another home and is for customers who are in receipt of Universal Credit or Pension Credit.

Universal Credit also covers the following benefits:
 

  • Child Tax Credit

  • Housing Benefit

  • Income Support

  • Income-based (J. S. A.)

  • Income-related (E. S. A.

  • Working Tax Credit

 

royalmail.com/receiving/redirection/concessions

 

 

You might be able to get free NHS prescriptions, dental treatment, eye tests and help with other NHS costs www.gov.uk/help-nhs-costs

 

Whether you get help depends on things like:

 

You might be able to get free NHS prescriptions, dental treatment, eye tests and help with other NHS costs www.gov.uk/help-nhs-costs

 

Whether you get help depends on things like:

  • your age

  • your income

  • where you live

  • if you get certain benefits

  • if youíre pregnant

  • if you have a medical condition

Check if you're eligible for free NHS help

 

 

CEA Cinema Card www.ceacard.co.uk

 

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them

 

 

CEA Cinema Card www.ceacard.co.uk

 

The Card enables a disabled cinema guest to receive a complimentary ticket for someone to go with them

 

 

 

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk

 

Website full of information, to help fill in those dreaded forms

 

 

 

www.benefitsandwork.co.uk

 

Website full of information, to help fill in those dreaded forms

 

 

NHS: Prescription Prepayment Certificate discounts prescription costs if you're not eligible for free prescriptions

 

 

NHS: Prescription Prepayment Certificate discounts prescription costs if you're not eligible for free prescriptions

 

 

 

 

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