66 and counting: Benefits for Older People

Expired 66 and counting: Benefits for Older People

Date & Time of Course

  •  5 December, 2023
     10:00 am - 1:00 pm


This short course aims to cover the range of benefits for people who have reached pension age.

Underclaiming of benefits by this age group is startling – for example, up to 40% of all 66+ people who could be entitled to pension credit don’t claim, which means that many people are living on incomes which are below the guarantee credit threshold.

We will look at the most relevant benefits for this age group, principally:

  • The ‘new’ state pension and pension age, plus Government plans to accelerate the move to a higher pension age
  • Pension credit and how to access it, including the effect of capital on how payments are calculated
  • Attendance Allowance and Carer’s Allowance (including new rules about terminal illness)
  • Getting help with rent and council tax, and how they all interrelate

The training materials will include all new benefit rates from April ‘23, plus a host of internet resources, practical tips, and case studies. There will also be links to Cost of Living Payments and other routes to increasing incomes.

Who should attend?

This course is pitched at beginner level and will be suitable for anyone working with this age group who needs to be confident that their knowledge is up to date.




This is a half day course on 5 December 2023. This online course will not be recorded.

This course has lots of handy relevant information


This course is also available in-house, and prices start from £439 for up to 14 people.  This can be a cost-effective way of training staff and can be tailored to best meet the needs of your organisation.

For more information see In-house Training 

Please contact the Learning & Development Team for further assistance at [email protected] or telephone  01273 645420

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