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Welfare benefits for pensioners

Welfare benefits information that may help you if you are of pension age.

The age at which you can claim benefits as a pensioner is changing. You can check the date at which you qualify for pensioner benefits.

Find out more about the State Pension.

If you're on a low income you may be able to claim:

If you have a partner who has not yet reached pension age, you may need to claim Universal Credit. See our leaflet 'changes to benefits for pensioners' at the bottom of this page and seek advice from us:

Other disability benefits

If you are disabled and/or you care for a disabled person, find out about disability and carers benefits.