Winter Fuel Payment
Winter Fuel Payment is an annual tax-free payment to help with heating costs. Most payments are made between November and December.
If you're on a low income and struggling to cover your rent, you could claim Housing Benefit.
Council Tax Support
Council Tax Support (also known as Council Tax Reduction) is a benefit to help people who are on a low income or claiming certain benefits to pay their Council Tax bill.
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) is a benefit for people who can't work because of an illness or disability.
If you're under pension age and looking for work, you might be able to claim Jobseeker’s Allowance to top up your income while you search for a job.
If you're out of work or on a low income, you may be able to claim Universal Credit to boost the money you have coming in.
Personal Independence Payment (PIP)
Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is a benefit for people who may need help with daily activities or getting around because of a long-term illness or disability.
Income Support is a benefit to help people on a low income. If you're under State Pension age and unable to work or don't work many hours, this benefit could help to top up your income.
Pension Credit is a benefit for people over State Pension age. It tops up your income if you're struggling to make ends meet.
Help with urgent or one-off expenses or payments
Sometimes you just can't afford an unexpected bill. If that happens, you may be able to get help.
TV licence concessions
If you're 75 or over, you can get a free TV licence. If you're visually impaired, you may be able to get a discount.
Did you know everyone aged over 60 gets free prescriptions and eye tests?
Financial support for carers
Caring for someone can lead to money worries, especially if your caring role means you have to give up work. There could be financial support available to help you.