What benefits will be available when I retire?

It is impossible to say what the shape of the benefits system for older people will be in the future. Both pensions and benefits policies are up to the government of the day and are subject to frequent minor changes and occasional major reform.

The right to claim certain benefits (such as Disability Living Allowance or Personal Independence Payment) changes or may end once you reach State Pension age.

You can find information about claiming benefits on the Age UK website.

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