According to research carried out by Just Retirement Solutions, one in five pensioners are not receiving the full amount of money they are entitled to.
The research found that pensioners who were not claiming any benefits could be missing out on £788 per year.
The problem would appear to be because pension credits are not given with pensions and need to be applied for separately.
Debt Support Trust has started a benefit section which can help people understand what they are entitled to. If you are unsure then you can find out more information about each benefit here;
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Council Tax Benefit
- Housing Benefit
- Disability Living Allowance
For a full list of support you can visit the Direct.gov website here.