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Older People, Dementia and Other Long Term Conditions

The Pensioner Income Maximisation Service (PIMS) offers advice and support for anyone living in West Lothian over the age of 60 or approaching State Pension Age. The team also provide advice and assistance for anyone affected by a long-term health condition.

We provide a holistic approach to advice. We will work with you to maximise your income through social security benefits and help you to access other services available in West Lothian such as Occupational Therapy, Home Safety Service, Social Work, Carers of West Lothian and Alzheimer Scotland. This service is provided through targeted projects and services. 

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What benefits or other financial support may I be entitled to?

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Adult Disability Payment (ADP)
  • New Style Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)
  • Pension Credit
  • Universal Credit including amounts for ill health and caring responsibilities
  • Carer's Allowance or Carer Support Payment
  • Severe Mental Impairment (SMI) - council tax discount
  • Council Tax Reduction Scheme 
  • Council Tax discounts and exemptions 
  • Housing Benefit
  • Bereavement benefits
  • Winter Fuel Payment 
  • Winter Heating Payment
  • Travel concessions
  • Blue Badge for accessible parking
  • Help with other NHS health costs eg. dental and travel costs for treatment
  • TV licence concessions

If you would like more information, or to speak to a specialist adviser, please complete our online referral form  e-mail (opens new window) or call 01506 283000 option 2