Author: Patsy McGlone MLA
Published on 30 May 2012 10:30 AM
SDLP Mid Ulster MLA Patsy McGlone has welcomed the launch of Age NI’s Let’s Talk Money. The campaign seeks to help older people access all the financial support they are entitled to and is supported by NIE.
As part of the campaign Age NI has also produced a short guide to the benefits available for older people - More Money in your Pocket.
Mr McGlone said, “‘Let’s Talk Money’ is a welcome campaign aiming to address the startling level of unclaimed financial support that older people in Northern Ireland are entitled to receive.
“Age NI estimate that around £100million in pension credit and housing benefit is going unclaimed by older people across the north every year.
“That is an astonishing amount that could do so much to help alleviate the difficult financial circumstances many of our older people find themselves in.
“I fully support Age NI’s efforts to make sure that people can access the full range of support available to them as simply as possible.
“The ‘More Money in Your Pocket’ guide and more information from the campaign is available from the Age NI website at www.ageni.org/letstalkmoney.
“It is also available at my constituency office on 028 8675 8175 and can be downloaded from my website www.patsymcglone.com.”