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Social Security Benefits

Question for Department for Work and Pensions

UIN 13636, tabled on 27 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of (a) income support and (b) employment and support allowance by people who are eligible.

Answered on

2 November 2015

The Department does all it can to ensure that people are aware of the benefits to which they may be entitled and how to claim them, through its information providing services.


Advice is available in different languages and formats, and across multiple locations. In addition to Jobcentre Plus offices, these include local authorities, law centres, Citizens Advice, post offices, doctors’ surgeries, libraries, the internet, community groups, welfare rights groups, advice centres, and various voluntary organisations.

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