Pension Credit is a home care benefit entitlement that is available for people over the age of 65, the benefits are split into two parts Savings Credit and Guarantee Credit.
Guarantee Credit is a benefit that provides a minimum level of guaranteed income by topping up your weekly pension if it is below a certain threshold, and varies depending on whether you are single or living with a partner. They also vary based on individual needs and circumstances, and will be assessed when you apply.
Savings Credit is an additional payment for people who have made provisions for their retirement such as second pensions, investments, and savings. The amount of benefit that you will receive will vary depending on whether you are single or live with a partner.
You may also be entitled to additional funds depending on individual circumstances such as if you are disabled or responsible for a child.
Attendance Allowance is a benefit that is free from tax for people who are aged 65 and over who need assistance with personal care due to a physical or mental disability. The benefit is paid at two different rates dependant on how much care and support are required.
Typically, to qualify for Attendance Allowance the person must be 65 and over and have at least one of the following:
A physical disability including sensory disabilities.
A mental disability including learning disabilities.
The information that we have provided regarding home care benefit entitlement is based on information provided by https://www.gov.uk/
You should get in touch with your local authority so that they can assess your individual circumstances and provide you with information regarding the full range of benefits that you are entitled to receive.
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