21 November:

Older people commonly do not claim all they are entitled to. This course gives you an introduction to pension credit and aims to help you with effective benefit checks to maximise income.

The course covers:

• State pension
• Who is eligible for pension credit
• How to work out guarantee credit entitlement
• Claiming pension credit and getting paid
• Benefit checks for older people and ways to maximise income
• How income and pension pots affect pension credit
• How universal credit will affect benefits for older people
• How disability benefits are affected as state pension age rises
• Effect of devolved social security powers on older people’s benefits in Scotland