May 2015

Benefits Awareness Month

As the arguments rage over the country’s finances in general and the welfare budget in particular, one fact is not in dispute: thousands of low income households do not check their entitlement to benefits.

This is Benefits Awareness Month, organised by Turn2Us which helps people in financial need find welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. Their research suggests that as many as a third of households with low income could be missing out on benefits, because they simply have not checked what they could be claiming.