THE independent Carmarthenshire-based charity for the 50-plus, Age Cymru Sir Gâr, has achieved more than £1million in welfare benefits for people in the county.
With winter fast approaching older people will be thinking about how to pay their energy bill.
Age Cymru Sir Gâr can help those aged 50-plus check how energy efficient their home is – and install some energy reduction equipment free of charge.
The charity can also check whether you are getting any welfare benefits that you might be entitled to, including any warm home discount.
They will do a welfare benefit health check for all benefits, such as pension credit, attendance allowance, housing benefit, council tax benefit, personal independence payment and more.
The charity has helped Carmarthenshire’s older residents gain more than £1million in the last 12 months in welfare benefits.
The charity is trying to raise awareness of what welfare benefits are available to those age 50+.
Ann Dymock, chief officer of Age Cymru Sir Gâr, said:”One of the most common statements we hear from our clients is – nobody told me I could get this. We want to tell everybody what they might be entitled to and help them get it.”
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By Robert Lloyd