There is a more recent page called “Money Matters” that has a comprehensive list of websites that you might find helpful. We have selected these from many sources because we believe they are the most comprehensive and easy to understand. Money Matters was last checked in February 2023.
This section aims to provide links to sites that can help maximise your income and gives details of organisations that can help you.
For details on benefits not listed and other advice please go direct to https://www.gov.uk/ where you will find most of the information you need.
Age Cymru Gwent – Service Provision within Caerphilly Borough
Age Cymru Gwent – Hospital Discharge Service
The service provides support for service users 50 + who have been discharged from hospital. It is a six week service, operating 7 days a week and the following can be provided; shopping, pension collection, referring on to other Agencies, etc. All benefits entitlements will be checked if the service user wishes including; Attendance Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Pension Credit, Housing Benefits etc. Help will be given by the Support Workers to apply for the relevant benefits where applicable.
We do not carry out personal care.
Telephone: 01495 227039 (9-5 and answer machine)
Fax: 01495 227039
E mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Cymru Gwent – Welfare and Benefits Service
The service provides support to people 50+ and offers a comprehensive benefit check within the service user’s home. The service aims to support older people to claim all benefits they are rightfully entitled to. The support staff can assist with completion of claim forms for various benefits including: Housing and Council Tax forms, Personal Independence Payment, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit, etc.
For further information please contact 01495 244228
Age Cymru Gwent – Independent Advocacy Appeals Service
The service provides support for people aged 50+ who require advocacy support with reconsideration or appeal relating to entitlement of their welfare benefits.
For further information please contact 01495 231052 Tel 01495 231052
Attendance Allowance (AA)
Currently this is NOT means tested. A tax free benefit for people aged 65 or over with an illness or disability, who need help with personal care. To arrange a visit for help to complete the form contact The Pension Service
CHAD offers a FREE confidential One-2-One client consultation service. We are able to help clients fill in benefit application forms, and liaise with other agencies on the client’s behalf. CHAD also runs a DLA clinic once a month with representatives from the DWP.
Care and Repair Caerphilly is an independent home improvement agency for people over 60, or disabled, living in the Caerphilly Borough who own their own home or rent from a private landlord (not council). We provide FREE impartial advice on various housing issues including grant availability. Our case worker will visit you at home and can also advise on claiming benefits such as Attendance Allowance and Pension Credit and will complete any application forms for you if you wish.
You may be entitled to apply for exemption from paying your car tax if, for example, you receive the higher rate mobility component of Disability Living Allowance. Check out the website or telephone the DVLA for advice.
The Welsh Assembly Government funds the HEES scheme. It provides grants of up to £3,600 for eligible householders in Wales. The scheme offers improvements designed to make homes in Wales warmer and more energy efficient.