Provided by Mae Stewart, Editor UNISON Retired members Newsletter,
Dundee, Perth and Angus. Please note that this is not definitive
information about benefits but will provide a signpost as to where
to get up to date information. Please check the sources first. UNISON
Scotland can take no responsibility for information that may be
outdated or inaccurate. The member's information excerpts this month
were taken from the Pensioners Forum Newsletter, and the local Dundee
magazine called Retired & Living in Dundee. My apology for any
Issue 18 March 2008
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Pensions & Benefits
A booklet called Can You Claim It?' is available
for download from the Help the Aged Website. This booklet provides
information on practically all financial matters for pensioners.
Information runs from 9th April 2007 until
6th April 2008 [this year's], therefore it won't be long
before the new issue is printed.
This is a range of free advice which is provided by
Help the Aged on finance; tax allowances and benefits; check your
tax allowances, and other monetary concerns. Housing and Home; safety
leaflets about; Care Homes, housing matters, keeping out the cold.
Health Leaflets; on all types of health matters including bereavement,
elder abuse, healthy eating, and so on.
Leaflets are free of charge and available from the
Information Resources Team at: Einfo@helptheaged.org.uk
If you wish to write to obtain information: Help
The Aged - Head Office
207 - 221 Pentonville
Telephone: 020 7278 1114
Fax: 020 7278 1116
Main Website: www.helptheaged.org.uk
Please remember to request a SCOTTISH version of any
information that you request from their Head Office, as legislation
Please also remember that the most up to date information
will not be available until after April 6th 2008, AND
I say this so often, but if in doubt, find out. It
only takes a letter or a telephone call.
[Apologies for any misquotes]
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