Did you know that there are different ways you can save money just because you've reached this golden age? Here are some handy tips that might save you some money:
Free bus pass
Depending on your state pension age, you can apply for a free bus pass which can be used nationwide. Rather than people receiving this on their 60th Birthday, both men and women are eligible in line with the rise in the age at which women become eligible for a state pension. If you are born before 5th May 1951, then you can apply. If you were born after 6th May 1951, it will depend on your state pension age. Find out when you can apply for your free bus pass
Warm home discount scheme
A £140 discount on your electricity bill for winter. Find out if you qualify.
Make sure you're getting what you are entitled to. If you have a total income of £145 a week and have savings, and receive £110 a week, you may be entitled to more. Check what Pension credit you're entitled to
Winter fuel payments
You could get help with winter fuel payments if you receive a state pension. You may even be able to claim back payments from previous years.
Cold weather payments
You could be entitled to a cold weather payment if you receive certain benefits or support for mortgage interest. These payments are made if the temperature is recorded or forecasted at an average of zero degrees or below for seven consecutive days.
You may be entitled to different Energy grants for your home, which can help save money on your electricity, gas and water.
You can get free prescriptions on the NHS if you're over 60. Just complete and sign the back of the prescription form.
You can also find out more information from Money Helper.