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Invalidity Benefits

Volume 986: debated on Monday 16 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State State for Social Services whether he will instruct his Department to conduct a publicity campaign informing invalids and their relatives of the benefits to which they are entitled.

Since the early 'seventies, successive Governments have undertaken a series of advertising campaigns to make people aware of the various new benefits introduced to help disabled and handicapped people and their relatives. These have included attendance allowance, invalid care allowance, non-contributory invalidity pension and mobility allowance. Dam still considering the need for a further advertising campaign for mobility allowance this year. Also, a new and improved edition of the booklet "Help for handicapped people", which gives information about a wide range of benefits available to disabled people, will be published in time for the start of international year of the disabled. In addition, leaflets or advice and information about entitlements are always available from the Department's network of local offices.