In welcome news, the Government is finally undertaking a Pension Credit take up campaign for 12 weeks from February 10, via post offices and other outlets.

However, local authorities departments are the best source of take up, as they hold lots of financial information on residents who access services.

With up to 1.6 million pensioners missing out, this is vitally important.

A complete take up campaign for all benefits would help to reduce poverty and save money elsewhere in the systems.

Well that's my opinion, for what it's worth!

Anyone else agree?

PS: the number to claim and enquire is 0800 991234. Sshhh, don't tell anyone!

Gary Martin

Carr Road, Walthamstow