What other help is available for pensioners?

WorkSMART is aimed at people at work, so this is not a comprehensive guide for today's pensioners. Our aim is to give people who are still working some idea of what benefits and support may be available when they retire.

Of course, what is available today may not be available tomorrow. Governments can change their policies, and if there's a change of government then there may well be major changes.

For current entitlements, there is a handy online benefits calculator on the Age UK website.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.