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Benefits calculator

Our benefits calculator will help you find out what benefits you can claim. The calculator is free to use, and the details you provide are anonymous. Before you start, make sure you have information about your savings, income, pensions and existing benefits (for you...

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Energy bills made easy

Energy prices are once again in the news, with manifesto commitments and potential government action being considered as some energy suppliers raise their prices before winter. Some two thirds of consumers remain on a standard variable tariff, which can mean they are...

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Mobility scooter needs a bus permit

In late July as I was getting onto a bus at High Wycombe the Arriva bus driver said “The mobility scooter needs a bus permit. Can I see it” Arriva are responsible for running all the buses in the towns close to where I live. I have to use the buses because double...

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Emergency financial support for carers

There is financial and other support available in emergencies. If you are struggling or in an urgent situation, find out what help you may be able to get. You may find that caring increases your expenses and decreases your income. As a result, one in five carers...

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Insurance cover and mental health

Many people find that buying insurance provides financial security and peace of mind. For example, you could get insurance to cover medical costs in case you become unwell, or travel insurance in case you lose your passport or something is stolen while you're on...

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Free Moneywise guide

Money can be tight at times, especially once we retire and find ourselves living on a fixed income while our fuel bills, travel costs and general living expenses go up every year. Yet many older people are missing out on hundreds of pounds of entitlements they could...

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Pre Paid Funeral Plans

It’s never pleasant to consider death – but as a nation it’s a subject we’ve avoided discussing for many years. Increasingly however families are finding themselves in financial trouble and emotional turmoil as a result of this lack of discussion. In this article we...

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VAT and disability

Recently, a member of the Independent Living Facebook group recounted that her local pharmacy had "never heard of" VAT exemption on disability products. She started wondering whether she was in fact mistaken in asking them to provide incontinence protection for her...

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Claiming benefits you are entitled to

One of the first things you need to do is see if you are entitled to Continuing Healthcare Needs support from the NHS.  If you are, then some, or all, of your costs can be met by the NHS. However, if you are not entitled to NHS Continuing Healthcare Needs support, as...

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Advance Decision (Living Will) pack

Compassion in Dying has launched a new Advance Decision pack. It allows people to record any treatments that they do not want to be given in the future, in case they later become unable to make or communicate decisions. It enables people to remain at the heart of...

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