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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 UNISON Scotland can take no responsibility for information that may be outdated or inaccurate.

Issue 37 May 2011

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Save money with AGE UK's online calculators

Click here for the Tax calculator:
Many of us are paying the wrong amount of tax - are you one of them? AGE UK can help you work out how much you should be paying and is correct for the year 2011/12.

Click here for the Benefits calculator
Are you entitled to more money in your pocket? Use AGE UK's online benefits calculator to find out what you may be able to claim.

Click here for the State pension age calculator
Are you one of the 4.9m people affected by the speeding up of state pension age change? Use AGE UK's state pension age calculator to find out what affect it may have on your plans for retirement.

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AGEUK - Money Matters - Tracing Lost Money: A Guide to Finding Lost Assets - Booklet

Listed below is the index page of a booklet which can be obtained by either going on to AGEUK website and reading online, or downloading onto your computer. Also, please note that AGEUK states that this advice is general and not specific, and as with all information, you should check that information is still relevant and up-to-date.

Booklet Contents

Introduction
Unclaimed or 'lost' assets
Why does money become 'lost'
Why don't people claim?
Information that will help
Tracing savings accounts
Dormant bank and building society accounts
Tracing other assets
Keeping track of your money
Useful organisations

Any queries you may have on any the above, you could contact Age UK Advice on: 0800 169 6565 Apologies also to AGE UK for any misquotes.

Mae Stewart