Retirement Benefits Calculator – Check Your Eligibility For Over 30 Benefits | Personal Finances | Finance
With a wide range of benefits potentially available to older Brits, it can be difficult to know what a person is entitled to. Fortunately, a useful online tool could provide the answers people need.
Age UK offers a free benefit calculator that could help older people know what they are entitled to.
The calculator can be found on the Age UK website and any information provided by the user remains anonymous.
What advantages does it verify?
There is a long list of advantages that the calculator can provide information about.
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Here is the full list of benefits for which the calculator can give an estimate of how much someone might receive:
- Care allowance
- Family allowances
- Child tax credit
- Assistance / reduction of municipal taxes (all schemes are covered except 16 local authorities)
- Employment and support allowance (contribution-based and income-related)
- Housing allowance
- Income support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance (contribution-based and income-related)
- Pension credit
- Universal Credit
- Labor Tax Credit
Which regions are covered?
The calculator covers England, Scotland and Wales.
How it works?
Users must provide information about their situation in order to know what they may be entitled to.
This includes where they live, whether they are single or in a relationship, and whether they have family responsibilities.
However, the calculator comes with a disclaimer that says it is simply providing an estimate to help people figure out what they might be claiming. It does not guarantee eligibility for benefits.
Anyone wishing to speak to someone over the phone about their potential benefits can call the Age UK helpline on 0800 055 6112.