Missing Out: £19 billion of benefits going unclaimed

New analysis by Policy in Practice finds that the total amount of unclaimed income-related benefits and social tariffs is now £18.7 billion a year. They estimate that £7.5 billion of Universal Credit is unclaimed by 1.2 million eligible households and £2.9 billion of Council Tax Support is unclaimed by over 2.7 million eligible households each year.

In Epping Forest, it is estimated that almost £3million of pension credit is going unclaimed by eligible residents.

The social security system can be difficult to navigate but we are here to help. You can check if you are eligible for any support using our benefits page or by contacting us.