Monthly Archives: August 2013

Pensioners miss out on £3 billion by failing to claim their benefits

PENSIONERS who fail to claim all the benefits they are entitled to are missing out on almost £3billion.

Campaigners say pensioners should check to see if they are missing out on payments ranging from the state pension to the warm home discount scheme.

Other missed benefits are pension credit, attendance allowance, disability, council tax, health, and winter fuel allowances and free TV licences.

Low awareness of what is available, combined with a fear of talking to strangers about money problems, explain why many ­pensioners are struggling to cope with their finances, they say.

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