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People couldbe missing payments


Almost a million people across the UK could be missing out on thousands of pounds-worth of Universal Credit payments, a charity has revealed.

Turn2us estimates that a staggering £15 billion has been left unclaimed, which averages out at approximat­ely £2900 per unclaimed benefit, simply because many people currently working do not realise, or think, they are eligible to apply for Universal Credit.

A common reason for people missing out on financial support from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is due to lack of understand­ing about Universal Credit eligibilit­y requiremen­ts and how even if someone is in work, they could qualify for the benefit.

Monklands residents with concerns can find out further details by visiting, or­ons/hm-revenue-customs

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