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Older person (60+)

If you are an older person, find out what help may be available to you from benefits, grants and other resources.

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To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.

Turn2us Benefits Calculator

To read more about the benefits available for older people select from the list below:

Pension Credit - If you are a woman that has reached State Pension age or a man who has reached the State Pension age of a woman born on the same day and in the same year as you.

Pension Credit is made up of two parts: a Guarantee Credit and Savings Credit . If you are on a low income, the Guarantee Pension Credit tops up your weekly income to a guaranteed level. The Savings Credit is for people who have a small amount of their own income or savings.

New State Pension is money paid to people who reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2016.

Basic State Pension is money paid to people who reached state pension age before 6 April 2016.

Winter Fuel Payments - If you have reached Pension Credit age, you will qualify for a payment  in the qualifying week for the winter concerned

If you have care needs and are 65 or over, see our Attendance Allowance guide. If you are under 65, see our Personal Independence Payment guide.

You may also be eligible for help with housing costs.

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Gov.UK information on Concessionary Fares for Older Passengers


To find out what help may be available from grant giving charities you can use the Turn2us Grants Search

Turn2us Grants Search

If you looking for help with Electricity, Water or Gas bills please use this link - -  to search and it will bring up a list of companies that may be able to help.

Advice and Support

Turn2us is unable to offer advice on individual situations. To find an adviser in your area to discuss your situation with, you can use the Turn2us Find an Adviser tool

Find an Adviser

Further Information Resources

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Are you looking for somewhere you can find affordable household items, find a reuse centre near you


Updated: 24 May 2019


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Changes to Pension Credit Rules

For couples a rule change means you could lose out if you don’t claim before 15 May

Read about the Pension Credit rule changes

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