Campaign to ensure older people claim all benefits

The Government recently announced that up to £5.5 billion of Pension Credit, Housing and Council Tax Benefit is being left unclaimed each year.

Last year, Age UK put £120 million back into the pockets of 500,000 older people.

More Money in Your Pocket roadshow

During September and October, the Moneybus travelled the country to increase take-up of benefits amongst older people who are entitled to, but not claiming Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Benefit and Attendance Allowance.

The response was amazing and we managed to help people claim more than £300,000.

Find out more about the success of the Moneybus  

Use our benefits calculator

Check to see if you're getting everything you're entitled to.

Even if you already claim some benefits, you may be entitled to others. Get checked for them all.

Online calculator
Or, you can:
  • call Age UK Advice on 0800 169 6565 for help finding a local benefits adviser who can explain each benefit and help you fill in your claim forms, and we may be able to visit you at home to do so
  • visit your local Age UK - find out where is your nearest office is by clicking on the map to the right

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Our More Money in Your Pocket Guide

Imagine what a bit more money could mean for you. It could help with shopping, paying the bills or being able to get out and about. With the cost of living rising, can you afford not to find out more?

For more information about financial support that is available to older people, opens link in new window download our free booklet (PDF, 886 KB).

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Help us to spread the word

With so many people missing out on financial support they are entitled to, we need your help. Order some posters and leaflets and put these around your local community (for example, your GP surgery, library, church, etc.):

opens link in new window Download our leaflet (PDF 184 KB)

opens link in new window Download our posters (PDF 799KB)

Your Age UK

Set your location to see what Age UK offers in your local area.

Call Age UK:
0800 169 8787

Place your order

We'll send as many copies of our More Money in Your Pocket posters or leaflets as you want. Just fill out our form.

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