By Alex Glenn • 08 June 2021 • 14:53
People Can Boost State Pension Before And After They Retire Credit: Pixabay
People Can Boost State Pension Before And After They Retire.
SOMETHING that not everybody knows is that people can boost their state pension both before and after they retire.
In the UK millions of people claim their state pension once they become eligible. These payments are not automatic though and they have to be claimed as some people make the decision to wait before claiming and keep working for some time, in a bid to add more to their pension pot.
According to the Daily Record though many people could be missing out on extra money in the form of extra benefit payments which they may be eligible for, either at the current point in time or once they reach their retirement age.
It seems that many people are not claiming the attendance allowance when they could. This benefit aims to help individuals with the cost of daily living expenses and also enable them to stay more independent for longer in their own home.
It is believed that thousands of people are missing out on this benefit who are actually eligible for it. At the moment there are over 1.5 million people in the UK accessing this benefit.
The aim of the attendance allowance is to help those who have a mental or physical disability or illness which is bad enough that it becomes hard to care for yourself. The allowance though does not cover mobility needs.
The benefit is available for those who have a disability or illness and need supervision or indeed help either during the night, or throughout the day. It is available even if a person is not currently getting any help with these needs.
The allowance is paid every four weeks and could provide help to the tune of £240.00 or £358.40 a month.
People are encouraged to apply for the attendance allowance if they struggle with personal tasks or need help to perform tasks, for example like leaning on a chair.
If you need help applying for the allowance, then Citizens Advice can help with this.
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Originally from the UK, Alex is based in Almeria and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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