Benefits for older people
There is a range of benefits available in later life, including Attendance Allowance, Personal Independence Payment, Winter Fuel Payment and more. Make sure you’re getting everything you’re entitled to.
Read our practical guide to Attendance Allowance and the rates of payment, together with tips on applying for this benefit and completing the form.
Tips for completing the Attendance Allowance form
Filling out the Attendance Allowance claim form can be tricky. Here are our top tips to help you through the process.
Pension Credit tops up your state pension if you have a low income. Find out who is eligible and how much you could get.
Find out if you could apply for Carer’s Allowance, a government benefit to help you out financially if you regularly care for someone, but don't get paid for it.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Learn how Personal Independence Payment (PIP) can help with some of the extra costs associated with long-term illness or disability.
The PIP assessment guide
An important part of the process for claiming Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a medical assessment, known as the ‘PIP assessment’. We explain what it involves and how to prepare.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA)
Disability Living Allowance is a benefit for disabled people that’s being replaced by Personal Independence Payment (PIP). We explain the current rates and the transition to PIP.
Winter Fuel Payment and other help with heating costs
Find out if you are eligible for this tax-free payment towards heating costs and how to make a claim. Also read about other schemes, such as Warm Home Discount Scheme and Cold Weather Payment.
Find out about the state pension, including information on the state pension age and how much you’ll receive.
Travel perks and discounts for older people
Find about the concessions, discounts and other schemes that allow older people to travel free or at a reduced cost.
Constant Attendance Allowance
Constant Attendance Allowance is a benefit for people who are ill or disabled as a result of serving in the armed forces or an accident at work. Find out about eligibility criteria and payment rates.
How moving into a care home affects your pension and benefits
Read about the changes that might occur to your state pension, private pensions and other benefits if you move into a care home.
Government funding might be available to help pay for a care home. We explain the means test and other rules.
The DFG is available to people who meet certain eligibility criteria. We explain what these are and how you can apply.
What is a Power of Attorney and why should you set one up? We also explain about Lasting Power of Attorney.