Benefits are crucial to the income of many older people, yet approximately £5 billion worth of means-tested benefits go unclaimed by older people every year!

Locally, Bramley Elderly Action (in partnership with Age UK Leedshelped members claim about £30,000 in benefits in just 9 months in 2011-12.

The benefits system is complex and can be difficult to understand – it’s always good to get advice and make sure you’re claiming what is due to you.

There are a number of ways you can get good, clear information and advice on benefits, including:

See also general information.

Updated May 2018