Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser
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 www.turn2us.org.uk/, www.gov.uk/ or www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs