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Money can be tight when you're living on a fixed income. If you're struggling to make ends meet, there may be benefits you can claim or other ways to boost your income and save money on bills.

To help you get started, take a look at the information and advice on our website. Or click below for a free copy of our Moneywise guide.

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Independent Age Pension Credit factsheet
Pension Credit
Pension Credit tops up your income to a minimum level, as well as granting you access to a host of other benefits.

You can apply for Pension Credit up to four months before you reach the State Pension age. Find out more about how much you could receive and how to apply with our Pension Credit mini guide.
Independent Age Attendance Allowance factsheet

Attendance Allowance
If you have a disability or long-term health condition, Attendance Allowance could provide the extra money you need to cover things like personal care.

You can learn more about Attendance Allowance and how to claim it with our Attendance Allowance mini guide.

Independent Age Council Tax factsheet
Council Tax
Council Tax Support helps those with a low income to pay their council tax bills. It's means-tested, so your local council will look at your income and savings to determine how much you could claim.

You may qualify for other discounts too, so it's worth taking a look at the information in our Council Tax mini guide before you apply.
Man delivering shopping to older lady

Shopping online
Following our recent campaign, we've seen some supermarkets introduce schemes to better support older people. Iceland, for example, are now refunding the delivery charges for priorty slot customers through their Bonus Card scheme.

Visit our supermarket responses page to find out more about this scheme, as well as the support on offer from Asda and Morrisons.

Don't forget - you can also get a free copy of our Moneywise guide for more advice on boosting your income, saving money and claiming benefits in later life.
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