HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 c710W
Mr. Roy Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what plans he has to help improve the take up of benefits by older people.

Mr. Roger Evans

The Benefits Agency pursues a number of initiatives to ensure that all sectors of the public, including older people, are aware of the availability of benefits. A leaflet, FB32 "Benefits after retirement", gives information on a wide range of benefits available to older people. The first stage of the one-step benefit delivery service was completed in July, providing information locally on all major benefits, plus help with claims. Information material is also available through other, non-Benefits Agency, outlets. The social security freeline service provides information and advice on all benefits.