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Beggs praises Age NI’s campaign to increase pensioners’ financial support

East Antrim Ulster Unionist MLA Roy Beggs has welcomed the launch of Age NI ‘s Let’s Talk Money- a campaign to help older people access all the state benefits they are entitled to and has urged pensions to check that they are receiving all of their entitlements . Age NI is the organisation formed from the coming together of Age Concern and Help the Aged. They have published a new guide to claiming benefits for pensioners, available on their website at http://www.ageuk.org.uk/northern-ireland/money-matters/ Roy Beggs MLA said: “The East Antrim area has historically had very poor uptake of benefits and entitlements, especially from single females of pensionable age- compared to other constituencies. Across Northern Ireland as a whole it is estimated that £200M in benefits is left unclaimed every year. That means that local older people, many of whom have worked and paid their national insurance contributions all their lives, are … Continue reading

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