Could you be entitled to unclaimed benefits? ‘Make the Call’ to find out.
Local people are being urged to ‘Make the Call’ to check if they are missing out on unclaimed benefits. Contact the Benefits Advice Line on 0800 232 1271 for a benefit entitlement check. It is free and confidential and callers will be assisted at every stage in the process by a Benefit Adviser.
‘Make the Call’ and find out what you could be entitled to. People have been missing out for a variety of reasons - it could be that you don’t think you’re eligible, feel you’ve enough to get by on or a recent change in your circumstances means you are now entitled to help.
You may be caring for someone - a relative, a friend or a neighbour who needs support because of their age, illness or disability. You may be ill yourself, injured or living with a disability. Older people, working adults and families may also be entitled to benefits, support or services. One example of people who benefited from ‘Making the Call’ is a couple in their 80s who both have some health problems and care for one another. They were struggling to pay their household bills. They were already receiving a number of benefits including Pension Credit and Attendance Allowance and didn’t think they would be entitled to more. Thanks to an assessment by a Benefit Adviser the husband’s Pension Credit increased by £190.60 a week and he now receives £81.30 a week in Attendance Allowance. The couple were also entitled to Carer’s Allowance for looking after each other. By making that one phone call, an extra £271.90 every week is going into their household.
Whatever your situation, it’s easy to ‘Make the Call’. You can contact the Benefits Advice Line on 0800 232 1271 Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm.
Further information is available on www.nidirect.gov.uk/makethecall.