Ask Grace: Unclaimed welfare benefits
Unclaimed welfare benefits
Households in the UK lose around £15 billion each year by not claiming the financial support they are entitled to. Sadly, families with the lowest income are the most affected.
Why don’t people claim?
- They don’t know about the help available
- They don’t feel that they can ask for help
What benefits don’t get claimed?
|£million||Unclaimed benefit||Additional money to help|
|£2.7||Housing benefit||Pay your rent|
|£2.6||Council tax support||Pay your Council Tax bill|
|£2.5||Working tax credit||Working people on a low income|
|£2.4||Child tax credit||People with children|
|£2.1||Pension credit||Pensioners with low income|
What benefits can I claim?
You can complete an online benefit checker to find out.
To search by your situation, please visit the Turn2us website.
Rules governing benefit entitlement can be complex, so if in doubt seek help from Pound Advice, who provide FREE, confidential advice and support with benefits, budgeting, and debt for L&Q residents.