Benefits

Benefits you're entitled to: the over-60s

Are you struggling to make ends meet? You'll be surprised at the financial support on offer in the lead-up to retirement and beyond.

BBC to scrap free TV licences forcing millions of pensioners to pay

Monday, 10 June 2019 | News

The BBC has announced it is scrapping the free TV licence for over-75s.

Retirees should lose free TV licences, state pension triple lock - and pay National Insurance, says Lords committee

Thursday, 25 April 2019 | News

A report from the House of Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision has made wide-ranging recommendations on benefits for the elderly, calling for much of the help for older generations to be curtailed.

Half of older homeowners never check benefit entitlement - find out if you can claim thousands of pounds

Monday, 25 March 2019 | News

Older homeowners are being encouraged to check their state benefit entitlement as research shows just over half have never done so.

The DWP owes me £100 towards my winter fuel allowance

Wednesday, 13 March 2019 | Article

Moneywise helps a reader whose mother is owed money

End to 'unnecessary' disabled pensioner benefit assessments, Amber Rudd announces

Tuesday, 05 March 2019 | News

The government will no longer force disabled pensioners to undergo benefit assessments, the work and pensions secretary has announced.

Thousands of older mixed-aged couples could lose out on over £6,000 after government pension benefit raid

Thursday, 28 February 2019 | News

Older couples of differing ages could be in line to lose out on thousands of pounds a year in retirement benefits thanks to changes being implemented by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Low-income earners missing out on flagship Help to Save scheme: here’s how to take advantage of the 50% bonus

Monday, 21 January 2019 | News

Low-income earners can get a 50p bonus for every £1 they save, but figures show uptake of the savings incentive has so far been slow.

Government accused of 'wasting' £1 million fighting PIP disability benefit appeals

Thursday, 13 December 2018 | News

People living with the debilitating condition Multiple Sclerosis (MS) win more than four in five tribunals against government attempts to lower their benefit payments.

Unmarried mother wins landmark Supreme Court benefit case

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | News

An unmarried mother of four has won a landmark case at the UK Supreme Court, which could allow her to claim bereavement benefits.

Housing benefit freeze could fuel homelessness, report warns

Thursday, 30 August 2018 | News

A freeze on housing benefit could force thousands of tenants into homelessness, particularly single young people, the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) warns.