If you’re 60 or over

Find out what support is available if you’re 60 or over in England. This includes checking your eligibility for Pension Credit, discounted travel and how to check your State Pension.

Check your State Pension

Check your State Pension age to find the earliest age you can start receiving your State Pension.

Check your State Pension to find out how much you could get, when you can get it and how to increase it.

If you’re over State Pension age

Pension Credit

If you’re over State Pension age and on a low income you can apply for Pension Credit for help with your living costs.

Housing Benefit

If you’ve reached State Pension age or are in supported, sheltered or temporary housing you can check if you’re eligible for Housing Benefit for help to pay your rent.

Support with travel costs

Older person’s bus pass

If you’re State Pension age or older you can apply for an older person’s bus pass to travel on the bus for free.

Senior Railcard

If you’re 60 or over you can apply for a Senior Railcard on the National Rail website to get a discount on the cost of rail tickets.

Other help you can get

Get help with NHS prescriptions and health costs

Answer a few questions to find out what help you can get to pay for health costs such as prescriptions, eye and dental care.

Free or discounted TV licence

If you’re 75 or over and, you or your partner, get Pension Credit you can get a free TV licence. If you’re in residential care or sheltered accommodation you can get a discounted TV licence. Check if you’re eligible for a free or discounted TV licence.