Financial help for people aged 55+

Pensions and Retirement

Older people can often experience financial problems as a result of a reduced income and additional expenses associated with increasing health and care needs. Here is some advice you may find helpful.

Get advice via AgeUK

West Sussex provides a confidential and impartial service on a range of issues, including benefits, pensions, debt, budgeting, housing needs and accessing care and support. Find out more about:

Pensions: Find out about:

What age you will qualify for the State Pension:

Your right to continuing working after the State Pension age:

If you are over the state pension age and on a low income you may be eligible for extra money to help with living costs, see:

Cold weather payment

You may be eligible for a cold weather payment if you are getting certain benefits or pension credit. Find out more about:

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 25th September 1956 you could get a Winter Fuel Payment to help you pay your heating bills:


You are eligible for a free bus pass or discounts on train fares once you reach the State Pension age. Find out more about:

TV licence

If you are aged 75 or over, you may be eligible for a free TV licence:

Funeral Costs

Find out how to get help with paying for a funeral. See:

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Page last updated: 04 August 2022

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