Thursday 5 April 2012
Are you benefits aware?
Over £19billion goes unclaimed in welfare each year. A recent survey conducted on behalf of Turn2us, a national benefits information charity, has discovered that 85 percent of low earners are unaware of in-work benefits which they may be able to claim, and showed that the perceived stigma of benefits made people reluctant to claim what they are legally entitled to.
Turn2us has launched their second annual Benefits Awareness Month to encourage people in financial need to check their potential entitlements. Turn2us is a large source of information and their handy Benefit Calculator can help you work out how much you can claim.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's advocacy service supports many people who are struggling to receive the benefits or services they are entitled to. If you are having difficulties accessing benefits please contact our advocacy team who will be happy to assist you.
Benefits Awareness Month is running from 2nd - 30th April.