right-to-claim-1-bannerMIDDLESBROUGH’S unclaimed benefits campaign is set to smash through the £2m barrier and has been described as “staggeringly successful”.

It’s Your Right To Claim was launched earlier this year to assist people who are unaware they are entitled to welfare assistance.

In January, in its first week of operation alone more than £130,000 was found for people attending walk-in sessions at North Ormesby Community Hub.

Since then the money reclaimed for those unaware of their entitlement has continued to spiral and the figure now sits at £1.9m.

The campaign returns to North Ormesby Community Hub for a number of sessions beginning on Monday, September 14.

Cllr Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive lead on welfare reform, said: “This campaign has proved to be staggering successful in assisting people in understanding the benefits system and their own entitlements.

“At the various sessions we have been able to help people from all walks of life and in all manner of scenarios that require assistance.”

It’s Your Right To Claim returns to North Ormesby Community Hub, on Derwent Street, on the following dates and times.

Monday, September 14, 10am-4pm.

Tuesday, September 15, 10am-4pm

Wednesday, September, 16, 1pm-4pm

Monday, September 28, 10am-4pm

Tuesday, September 29, 10am-4pm

Wednesday, September 30, 1pm-4pm

Members of the public are welcome to drop in or make an appointment. Telephone advice is also available by calling 01642 802303 or e-mail entitledto@middlesbroughcab.org.uk.