It's Ok to Ask proves to be another success
Press Release: 09/01/2006
96 people found that it is 'Ok to Ask' about benefit entitlement as part of Winchester City Council's campaign that ran throughout November 2005.
Potential benefit entitlements were found for 36 residents, which could make them in total over £100,000 better off per year.
The campaign was designed to target families this time, with over 80% of inquiries coming from the under 60's.
Cllr Kelsie Learney, Portfolio Holder for Finance and Resources said, "The Ok to Ask campaign has once again proved to be a big success. Although the campaign is now over we would still like residents to ask about their entitlements, there are lots of benefits available and we want to enable people get the help that they deserve".
The types of benefits that people could have claimed included not only Housing and Council tax benefit, but also Working Tax Credit / Child Tax Credit, Job Seekers Allowance, Disability Living allowance, Carers allowance and Pension Credit.
For more information on Benefits available to residents please visit www.winchester.gov.uk/benefits or call 01962 840 222