Benefits & Grants Available to Older People :: Healthwatch Wandsworth
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Benefits & Grants Available to Older People


Every year in the UK, a staggering £3.7bn worth of benefits is not claimed by older people. If you’re retired and are wondering what government help you might be eligible for, read on.

A lot of the benefits available to the older generation use only age as a qualifier. This means that even when you’re fit, healthy and have a good income, you could still receive some money or alternative financial help.

Whilst some people might not actually need the grants and financial support, these opportunities are a lifeline to others and could mean the difference between living in poverty or living a comfortable and independent life.

See the attached flyer for more information on the benefits you might be entitled to cliam, or use this online benefits calculator to establish whether there are additional funds you can take advantage of.