Anyone over 65 can claim Attendance Allowance (AA). These payments of either £57.30 or £85.50 per week (2018/19) are non-means tested, tax free and usually added to pension payments. They can only be accessed for help for anyone who has a personal care need. You can apply for Attendance Allowance online.
Savings Credit is a reward for those with a modest income who have saved for retirement, and who reached state pension age on or before 6 April 2016. If you stop being eligible for savings credit for any reason from 6 April 2016, you will not be able to qualify for it again. To qualify you should have a minimum income of £140.67 a week if you are single, and £223.82 a week if you are a couple.
The way Savings Credit is calculated works like this: for every £1 by which your income exceeds the savings credit threshold (£140.67 for a single person and £223.82 for a couple), you qualify for 60p of savings credit. The maximum you can get per week is £13.40 for a single person and £14.99 for couple. If you pay mortgage interest or have other housing costs, or if you have caring responsibilities, or are severely disabled, you may be entitled to even more pension credit. To check your full entitlement, it is advisable to call the Pension Credit claim line on 0800 99 1234.