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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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Older woman and man


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.


Basic State Pension is money paid to people who reached state pension age before 6 April 2016. If you reached state pension age on or after 6 April 2016, you may be entitled to the New State Pension.

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

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

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Further Information Resources

Last reviewed March 2017