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Money Box Live: Benefits & tax credits

Jean French, Sally West and Rachel Hadwen
BBC Radio 4's Money Box Live
Wednesday, 7 April 2010 at 1502 BST On Radio 4 and Online

Paul Lewis put your benefit questions to a panel of expert guests on Wednesday's programme.

Could you be missing out on valuable financial help?

People failed to claim up to £10.5bn in income-related benefits in 2007-08, according to the Department for Work and Pensions.

And Carers UK says that more than a third of entitled people miss out on benefits like Carer's Allowance, because they do not realise they can claim them.

If you have a question about benefits or tax credits, you can call the programme for expert advice.

Are you wondering how you find out if you qualify for benefits, and where you apply to?

Have you become unemployed or need help while looking for work?

Do you know whether you are entitled to tax credits?

Do you know what to do if your benefit is overpaid?

Are you uncertain as to whether you can claim Disability Living Allowance?

Whatever your concern, our panel were here to help.

Paul Lewis was joined by:

• Jean French, advice and information manager, Carers UK

• Sally West, policy adviser, Age UK

• Rachel Hadwen, benefits adviser, Working Families

Presenter: Paul Lewis
Producer: Ruth Alexander



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