Argyll team helps benefit claimants
THE WELFARE rights team at Argyll and Bute Council has helped local residents claim more than £3 million in benefits.
The total of £3,439,468 is a record-breaking sum for the team, nearly £1 million up on the previous year.
Staff dealt with almost 1,950 cases over the 12 months to the end of March.
The team helps people find out what they are entitled to claim. They assist with applications and, if a claim is unsuccessful, can help with an appeal, depending on circumstances.