Benefits for people over pension age

If you're over pension age, you can no longer claim the main working-age benefits. 

Instead, you may be able to claim:

  • State Pension if you're over pension age. (Currently 65 and increasing to 66 in October 2020)

  • Pension Credit to top up your State Pension if you have a low income

  • Housing Benefit if you're on a low income and need help with paying rent

People who are over pension age and have a health condition or disability such as Parkinson's, or care for someone who does, may be able to claim Attendance Allowance or Carer's Allowance. See our section on benefits for people with a disability and for carers for more information. 

Ditch disability benefits cuts

People with Parkinson's rely on financial support to stay independent and in control. We're campaigning to stop harmful disability benefits cuts.