Financial help and advice

Financial help and advice

This section tells you about some of the benefits you may be eligible for and how to apply for them, as well as where to go for financial advice and support. It is important that everyone claims the benefits they are entitled to and this will vary from person to person. 

Please note any new benefits you may claim may affect the benefits you or your cared-for already receive. Always seek advice before claiming a new benefit.

Help with managing your finances in the future

You may wish to prepare for a time when you can no longer manage all your paperwork and bills yourself. 

Independent Age (opens in a new tab)

Independent Age offer free advice over the phone to older people, their families and their carers on issues that may affect them such as benefits and social care. They also offer face to face befriending and free telephone discussion groups, signposting and downloadable guides and factsheets on their website.

ID: 2599, revised 24/08/2023