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Benefits All for older people articles

All for older people articles

Attendance allowance is a benefit for older people who are physically or mentally ill; are disabled and need support or care; or need to be supervised by someone else during daily living activities.

Cold weather payments are made to help people keep warm during extended cold spells of weather between November and 31 March each year.

How to challenge a benefit decision.

Considering moving abroad? There are some things to consider about how this may effect any benefits you are receiving or entitled to.

You pay National Insurance contributions throughout your working life, to build up your entitlement to certain state benefits, including the State Pension.

Pension Credit is a benefit to help those of pension age top up their income and an extra payment for those who have saved for retirement.

The State Pension is a payment you receive if you have paid enough National Insurance contributions by the time you retire.

The Winter Fuel Payment is a tax free payment to help older people keep warm during winter. It is provided by the government.

Some benefits can be affected when you go into hospital or into residential care. Here are some things to consider.