How to quickly work out what benefits you may be entitled to – online

1 min read Published: 03 Sep 2012

I am often asked how people find out what benefits they are entitled to. Below I publish my answer to one such question for the benefit of everyone. And the good news is that it's very easy:

Reader Question:

My father only gets a state pension. You hear about thousands of pounds being unclaimed, how can I make sure he is getting everything he is entitled to? He lives alone in a council house.

My Response:


You are right to check as your father may well be entitled to Pension Credits or Housing Benefit depending on his circumstances.

Fortunately there is an official and easy to use online tool called Benefits Adviser which can give you a definitive answer. Simply answer questions anonymously about your father's savings, income and outgoings and it will tell you the benefits he may be entitled to.

I hope that helps

Best Wishes


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