Approximately £15billion is unclaimed in benefits in the UK every year as millions of Britons, including pensioners, miss out on vital financial support.
Earlier this week, Labour MP Stephen Kinnock asked DWP what steps it is taking to “ensure those eligible for Attendance Allowance are receiving it”.
The Daily Record reports that Pensions Minister Laura Trott MP, said: “Information on the availability of Attendance Allowance is already widely available, including online on GOV.UK; from places such as Libraries and Doctors Surgeries; directly from Health Care Professionals who might be supporting those with care needs; and from a range of groups and charities who provide advice and support to elderly people with care needs.
“DWP continually seeks to improve the information it makes available so as to encourage people to claim Attendance Allowance where they may be entitled.”
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