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Social Security Benefits: Publicity

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to make families aware of their benefits entitlements. (187311)

This Department does all it can, through its information providing services, to ensure that people are aware of the benefits to which they are entitled and how to claim them. Leaflets are available at benefits offices, Citizen's Advice Bureaux, and from welfare rights organisations and other advice giving agencies. Information is also available on our website at:

From time to time, the Department for Work and Pensions and its Agencies run targeted take-up campaigns for specific benefits. For example, the Pension Service is currently actively targeting those potential claimants who have been identified as the most likely still to be missing out.