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Provided by Mae Stewart, Editor UNISON Retired members Newsletter, Dundee, Perth and Angus.
Please note that this is not definitive information about benefits but will provide a signpost as to where to get up to date information. Please check the sources first. UNISON Scotland can take no responsibility for information that may be outdated or inaccurate. The member's information excerpts this month were taken from the Pensioners Forum Newsletter, and the local Dundee magazine called Retired & Living in Dundee. My apology for any misquotes.

Issue 18 March 2008

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Pensions & Benefits

A booklet called ‘Can You Claim It?' is available for download from the Help the Aged Website. This booklet provides information on practically all financial matters for pensioners.

Information runs from 9th April 2007 until 6th April 2008 [this year's], therefore it won't be long before the new issue is printed.

This is a range of free advice which is provided by Help the Aged on finance; tax allowances and benefits; check your tax allowances, and other monetary concerns. Housing and Home; safety leaflets about; Care Homes, housing matters, keeping out the cold. Health Leaflets; on all types of health matters including bereavement, elder abuse, healthy eating, and so on.

Leaflets are free of charge and available from the Information Resources Team at: Einfo@helptheaged.org.uk

If you wish to write to obtain information: Help The Aged - Head Office

207 - 221 Pentonville Road


N1 9UZ

Telephone: 020 7278 1114

Fax: 020 7278 1116

Main Website: www.helptheaged.org.uk

Please remember to request a SCOTTISH version of any information that you request from their Head Office, as legislation may differ.

Please also remember that the most up to date information will not be available until after April 6th 2008, AND …

I say this so often, but if in doubt, find out. It only takes a letter or a telephone call.

[Apologies for any misquotes]

Mae Stewart



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