Benefit Take-up

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 15th October 2001.

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Photo of Ian McCartney Ian McCartney Minister for pensions, Department for Work and Pensions 2:30 pm, 15th October 2001

My Department, in partnership with organisations working with older people, is developing a series of initiatives designed to encourage take-up of the minimum income guarantee, including an information leaflet about the guarantee which has been available since the beginning of September. From today, when people claim their retirement pension, we will ask them questions to see whether they are entitled to the minimum income guarantee as well.