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Money Box 27 June 2009

Up to £5.4bn worth of means-tested benefits are not being claimed by older people, according to government figures released this week.

Age Concern and Help the Aged estimate that in total between two and three million pensioners did not claim council tax benefit and pension credit in 2007-2008.

We find out more from Angela Eagle, the new Pensions Minister and Mervyn Kohler, special adviser to Age Concern and Help the Aged.

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