More than one million pensioners and those supporting them are able to get free support on claiming state pension age benefits.
Free workshops, which aim to raise awareness about some of the common benefits which support older people, are taking place over the coming weeks.
The events from Age Scotland may be helpful to pensioners who live in Scotland.
They cover the main rules, how to make a claim, as well as what to do if “something goes wrong”, the charity said.
The training sessions are available for free to older people and those who support them across Scotland
One session took place this week, and the following dates are:
Wednesday, September 27: 11am - 12.30pm
Monday, October 9: 2pm - 3.30pm
Tuesday, October 17: 2pm - 3.30pm
Monday, October 30: 11am - 12.30pm
Age Scotland’s interim CEO Katherine Crawford, recently told GB News: “Too often, important sources of financial support such as Pension Credit, Council Tax Reduction, and Attendance Allowance go vastly underclaimed when they could be making a real difference to the lives of older people on low incomes.
“It’s so important to raise awareness and encourage further uptake of this support. Our free workshops cover the most relevant social security payments for older people, as well as considering how we might break down barriers that make people reluctant to unlock their entitlements.”
Ms Crawford explained the training sessions are available for free to older people and those who support them across Scotland.
She said they aim to help them feel “better prepared when it comes to handling social security entitlements and confident that they’re not missing out on support”.