If you (and your partner if you have one) are over pension age you may qualify for additional benefits if you:

  • are on a low income
  • have limited savings
  • have health problems or a disability which make your day to day life more difficult

Many people over pension age do not claim all the benefits they are entitled to, often due to not knowing which benefits are available, what the qualifying criteria are, how to maintain a claim or worrying what other people may think.

This guide offers you further information about the benefits and reductions which may be available to you. If you have any questions after reading this information or you need further help, please contact the Welfare Rights Service using our enquiry form or telephone our Pensioners Helpline on 01772 533321 and ask for Kim, Nina or Claire - please note we cannot deal with non-benefit matters on this number, including queries about LCC occupational pensions. If no one is available to take your call straight away, you can leave a message and we will get back to you within 5 working days. Please note this is only for enquiries from people over pension age.

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