Benefits and allowances


No matter who you are, as you get older you will be entitled to certain benefits and allowances. These could be anything from help with travel costs, like a bus pass, to extra payments for heating your home.

Make sure you get what you can and have a look at our guide to the main benefits and allowances available in later life - see how you can make your money go that bit further.

Personal allowance

What could you get?

Council tax

Reducing your council tax

Disability allowances

What can you get, what can you claim for?

Health benefits

How the State helps you pay for health needs

Winter fuel payments

Help with your fuel bills

Free bus travel

What and how to claim your travel costs

Senior railcard

Lower cost rail travel

Helpful discounts

Discounts, offers and concessions for older people