The Age UK website features a very useful tool, called the “Benefits Calculator”. Based on the information you provide – such as whether you’re single/in a couple, where you live, if you care for anyone – the “Benefits Calculator” will tell you if you’re potentially entitled to claim extra money.
Did you know that every year up to £3.5bn of Pension Credit and Housing Benefit goes unclaimed by older people. So, even if you think you’re getting everything you are entitled to – it doesn’t hurt to check. Some benefits, like the Winter Fuel Payment, are entirely dependent on age – and not at all related to income. You could discover you may be eligible for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Support.
There is also guidance on how to claim if you think you are owed more and how to claim if you think a benefits decision is wrong.