Extra help for pensioners
If you’re 60 or over you can apply for Pension Credit to top up your income to a weekly minimum
Help with fuel bills
You may be able to claim a payment to help with fuel bills if you’re aged 60 or over. There’s an extra £100 for eligible households that include someone aged 80 or over. You may also be eligible for a Cold Weather Payment to help with extra heating costs during periods of very cold weather. Payments are made automatically - you don’t need to claim.
If you’re on a low income you may be able to claim up to £1,500 for energy efficiency and heating improvements for your home
If you are disabled
You can get Attendance Allowance if you’re aged 65 or over and need help with personal care because of an illness or disability.
If you’re severely disabled, someone who looks after you may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance. If you look after someone who’s severely disabled, you may be able to claim Carer’s Allowance
Help with health costs
If you’re aged 60 or over you may be entitled to help with various health costs, including prescriptions, eye tests and dental treatment.
TV license reduction fee
You can get a free television license if you’re aged 75 or over - and pay a reduced fee when renewing between age 74 and 75.
War Widow’s/Widower’s pension
You can claim a tax-free pension if your husband or wife died because of war service or received a War Pension or related allowance.
Who can I contact for more information?
Please call The Pension Service general number 0845 60 60 265 (or use textphone number 0845 60 60 285 for those with speech or hearing difficulties). Lines are open from 8.00am to 8.00pm, Monday to Friday. Information is also available on www.thepensionservice.gov.uk
- Address: Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: 01277 312500
- Fax: 01277 312743
- Minicom: 01277 312809
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This page was updated on 15 April 2013.
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