HC Deb 13 July 1999 vol 335 cc176-7W
Miss Geraldine Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security what steps he is taking to ensure that pensioners receive all the benefits to which they are entitled. [90370]

Mr. Timms

We undertook pilot projects and research last year to understand more about why pensioners do not claim the Income Support they are entitled to, and what could be done to improve this situation. We are currently exploring options for further activity to encourage greater take-up and we will announce our plans as soon as we are able to do so.