Benefit & Money Advice Team

Over 60? – Find out if we can help you reduce your Council Tax

The Benefit & Money Advice Team are holding drop in sessions at libraries across the East Riding. These sessions will take place throughout October and will help residents of East Riding who are aged 60 and over to save money on their council tax bill.

Throughout East Riding the Benefit and Money Advice team have saved over 4000 pensioners across the region claim more than £5 million in benefits since it was established in 2005.

Pensioners who pay council tax and either receive Pension Credit Guaranteed Credit or have savings or investments that are worth less than £16,000 may be entitled to council tax/housing benefit. Pensioners with savings of more than £16,000 would not qualify for council tax/housing benefit but may still be entitled to Pension Credit or one of a range of benefits and entitlements designed to help older people.

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The Benefit and Money Advice Service can also offer advice on a range of other services available to pensioners. These include home improvement grants to make homes warmer and more energy efficient while saving money.

The dates and times are as follows:

5 October 2009        9.30 a.m. to 12.00 midday

Beverley People