WITH up to £2.3 million of Pension Credit unclaimed every week, Ballycastle SDLP councillor Dónal Cunningham is encouraging older people to find out what benefits they are entitled to. He said: “The problem is that many older people don’t know what they are entitled to; very often the complexity of the benefit system puts people off; and many find the benefits system too complicated. However there are many advice services only too willing to assist.
“I would encourage older people to contact the Age NI Advice Line on freephone 08088087575 for a free benefits check. An Age NI advisor will speak to them in confidence and help them find out what they are entitled to. Alternatively Councillor Cunningham can be contacted on 07745168922 to assist with any enquiries.”