It has recently been identified that over 3 million disabled pensioners are losing out on £4,500 each year towards care costs.
This money is an Attendance Allowance benefit for people over the age of 65 who need assistance with their care due to mental, physical or terminal illness.
The Charity Turn2us, has analysed NHS figures and identified that over 3 million people are not claiming what they are entitled to.
Attendance Allowance is additional money for people over 65 who have care needs, such as help with personal care. This allowance is paid at two different rates, £58.70 a week or £87.65 a week depending on your needs.
By claiming Attendance Allowance, which is not means tested, you will also be eligible for other benefits including Pension Credits, Council Tax reduction and Housing Benefits.
To find out if you are eligible to claim, either go online to GOV.UK/ATTENDANCE ALLOWANCE or contact your local Age Concern or Citizens Advice.