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Finance Convener hails success of benefits take-up campaign

August 14, 2006 8:26 AM
Fraser Macpherson with the Benefits Take-Up Campaign Team

Cllr Fraser Macpherson with the Benefits Take-Up Campaign Team

Dundee City Council's Liberal Democrat Convener of Finance today (Monday 14th August) welcomed the success of a City Council and Department for Work and Pensions benefit take up campaign in Dundee.

"This was a short campaign in the City Centre earlier in the year but already additional benefits and allowances exceeding £30 000 have resulted for local people. It is estimated that the final total, including Housing and Council Tax Benefit will be in the order of £40 000," said Cllr Macpherson.

I am particularly pleased that over half of the benefits are Attendance Allowance, which helps older citizens with care and mobility issues."

Cllr Macpherson pointed out that this campaign was a supplement to the tremendous efforts of the City Council's Welfare Rights Team, who provide benefits advice all year round.

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