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Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 12:35 pm on 11th June 2009.

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Photo of Phil Hope Phil Hope Minister of State (the East Midlands), Regional Affairs, Minister of State (the East Midlands), Department of Health 12:35 pm, 11th June 2009

I shall come on to allowances and benefits in a few moments, but my right hon. Friend is right to suggest that there is a concern about whether the combination of allowances and benefits works in the best way, because it is a complicated system. Whatever the processes are for reviewing, developing and reforming that process, however, right here and now help is at hand, because individuals can go to the new website that I have described, look at the benefits system and allowances, see what they qualify for and ensure that they get all their entitlements to help them get through the situation.

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Rosemary
Posted on 13 Jun 2009 10:30 am (Report this annotation)

Saying that right here and now help is available via the new website is misleading.
Advice and information online has been around for a while now.CUK and PRTC already had the information on their websites,had the helplines.
People getting their due entitlement is vital but what he does not seem to grasp is that the benefits are not enough,the amounts an insult.