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Help for older people

Cost of Living Guide

People who are over state pension age often do not claim the benefits they are entitled to. This might be because they assume they are not eligible, they do not know what additional help is available to them or they are reluctant to claim benefits. It is particularly important that people in this age group are encouraged to check their benefit entitlement and make a claim where appropriate.

In addition to the help outlined below, people over state pension age may also be entitled to Winter Fuel Payments and to free public transport.