03.07.09

New Advice Booklet for the Over-60s

The Government has published a new booklet for those over 60 which pulls together all the help that is available to them in one place.

 The 40-page booklet Real Help Now for over 60s provides information on everything from claiming Pension Credit, to getting help with fuel bills, and information on  free IT courses that are available for people in that age group.

 The booklet is available at:  www.realhelpnow.gov.uk

 It includes information on:

  • Help with pensions and benefits
  • Help with fuel bills
  • Help with savings and managing your money
  • Help for those on a low income
  • Help with money problems
  • Help with keeping your home
  • Help with skills and learning
  • Help with jobs

 Launching the publication earlier this week, Minister for Pensions and the Ageing Society, Angela Eagle MP said:

 “Those over 60, especially those on a low income, can feel particularly vulnerable during economic downturns.

 “The Government is already providing real help to pensioners through increased pensions and help with fuel bills. This booklet gives them all the advice they need to get the help they need.  

 “Pension credit is one of the ways the Government is helping the poorest pensioners, and earlier this year we increased it by the largest amount since it was introduced. I urge people to get all the help available to them by making sure they are getting benefits, like pension credit, they are entitled to.”

The 40-page booklet Real Help Now for over 60 provides information on everything from claiming Pension Credit, to getting help with fuel bills, and information on  free IT courses that are available for people in that age group.

The booklet is available at:  www.realhelpnow.gov.uk

 

 

 

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