One of the worst things about retiring is that your income drops dramatically.  We have a doormat that says, “Welcome to our Retirement Home, Twice as much husband, half as much pay”.

That about sums it up!   However, there are benefits which you may well be entitled to.  Don’t hesitate to claim them.  They are yours by right.  You have paid your taxes and NHI contributions, so now you are entitled to the benefits.

The following link may help you to work out what you are entitled to.

Just copy and paste it into your browser.   Martin Lewis runs a weekly e mail of financial hints and tips which is very useful.  You can subscribe free at:

If you would like to talk to someone about your problem in confidence, call Alan Hocking on 01253 727884.  He will do what he can to help.   You can of course also visit your local Citizens Advice Bureau who offer free consultations, as do Help the Aged.

Don’t be shy!


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