What benefits can you claim over 60_ _ My Ageing Parent benefit housing

What benefits can you claim over 60_ _ My Ageing Parent benefit housing

What benefits can you claim over 60? Many older people in the UK are unaware that they are entitled to receive cash benefits from the government. Consumer website moneysavingexpert.Com reports that more than a million low income pensioners fail to collect their pension credit every year and they may also be missing out on other benefits, such as attendance allowance and social care support that could help them with health costs.

The benefit system may seem overly complex and hard to understand, but thankfully, myageingparent has a handy online benefits calculator, which can help you check your elderly parents’ benefits entitlement.

Changes to the pension age by the government mean that if you were born after 1950, you won’t be able to claim your state pension until you reach your mid-60s and many people will have to work up to and maybe even beyond that point.Benefit housing

You simply fill in the form on the back of the prescription and hand it to your pharmacist. You may need to show proof of age. You will also receive an invitation to be screened for bowel cancer every two years. Disability living allowance (DLA)/ personal independence payment (PIP)

Aimed at helping children and adults under 65 who require financial help for assistance with personal care, DLA is being replaced by PIP in stages between april 2013 and october 2017. PIP is designed to help cover some of the extra costs associated with a long-term condition, disability, or severe visual impairment.

There are two types of payment made up of various levels: daily living component (ranging from £21.80 to £82.30 weekly); and a mobility component (ranging from £21.80 to £57.45 weekly). Claims can be made online, by calling 0800 88 22 00, or by downloading a form from gov.Uk.Benefit housing

Keeping warm is vital for elderly people and these one-off payments are made each winter to those over 60. For 2015/16, the payments amount to £200 for households with someone aged up to 79, and £300 for households with someone aged 80+.

People already receiving benefits will automatically receive the winter fuel payment. You can also make a claim via gov.Uk or by calling the helpline on 03459 151515. Benefits available from the age of 65 attendance allowance

Claims can be made by phoning 0345 605 6055, or by downloading a form from gov.Uk. We have some top tips on how to fill out the attendance allowance form, which you might find helpful for your older parent. Annual flu jab

Everybody aged 65 and over is eligible for a free flu jab every winter. The jabs are available in GP surgeries and pharmacies between september and february each year.Benefit housing help for older people on low incomes pension credit

Age UK estimates that about four million older people are entitled to pension credit, yet about one in three of those eligible are still not claiming it. Pension credit (PC) is a two-part income-related benefit:

For more detail on the range of benefits available to help your older parents, the age UK factsheet help with health costs is very useful and they also have a helpline on 0300 330 1343. The citizens advice bureau website also has a detailed guide on help with health costs.