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Your Right To Claim event at Middlesbrough College


Mar 4, 2015 #Middlesbrough

Screen Shot 2015-03-03 at 21.04.07SESSIONS to help people understand their benefit entitlements are being hosted at Middlesbrough College this week.


The ‘It’s Your Right to Claim’ event runs at the College on Dock Street until Wednesday (March 4).


A pilot of the scheme run last year resulted in an estimated £93,200 in unclaimed benefits being identified for Middlesbrough residents.


Cllr Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Council’s Executive lead for welfare reform, said: “A huge amount of money is going unclaimed, all too often because people simply don’t realise they are entitled to it.


“This money can make all the difference to those most in need, and this campaign is all about removing any stigma attached to accessing welfare.


“I’d urge anyone who is not clear on what they’re entitled to claim to come along and talk to one of our advisors.”


Times and dates of this week’s sessions:


  • Tuesday, March 3, Middlesbrough College, Dock Street, TS2 1AD

10am – 4pm


  • Wednesday, March 4, Middlesbrough College, Dock Street, TS2 1AD

Noon – 4pm


Members of the public are welcome to drop in at any time, or to make an appointment for a specific time. Call 01642 802303 or email inquiries to entitledto@middlesbroughcab.org.uk.

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