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Welfare Benefits

30 minutes
First broadcast:
Wednesday 02 October 2013

Having trouble applying for Welfare Benefits? Let Paul Lewis and guests help with claims and advice. Call 03700 100 444 from 1pm to 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk

Benefits worth billions of pounds remain unclaimed each year, yet the Child Poverty Action Group estimate that 3.5 million children live in poverty in the UK and Age UK say 1 in 3 older people fail to claim the pension credit they're entitled to.

If you want to check that you're not missing out on financial help why not contact our team.

Or perhaps you have a question about the rapidly changing benefit system, the Spare Room Subsidy, Personal Independence Payments, Universal Credit or the Benefits Cap.

Maybe you're affected by the High Income Child Benefit charge, do you need to take action?

To help you make sense of welfare benefits Paul Lewis will be joined by:

Jean French, Head of Advice and Information, Carers UK
Eddy Graham, Advice and Rights Manager, CPAG
Alban Hawksworth, Welfare Benefits Specialist, Turn2us

Call 03700 100 444 between 1pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday or e-mail moneybox@bbc.co.uk now. Standard geographic charges apply. Calls from mobiles may be higher.

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Diane Richardson.



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