Monday, January 18, 2010

A bit of padding

As you’ll appreciate content is pretty thin on the ground here at bignews and since I’m unable to be as productive as I wish, I shall be publishing as and when possible Press releases from Mark Barnard Liberal Democratic candidate North Thanet

Up to 8,230 pensioners will miss out on Cold Weather Payments in North Thanet

Up to 8.230 pensioners living in North Thanet will miss out on Cold Weather Payments triggered by the recent weather, according to analysis of Government figures by the Liberal Democrats.

Cold Weather Payments of £25 a week are paid to people on low incomes who receive a qualifying benefit, such as Pension Credit, which goes unclaimed by as many as 1.7m pensioners nationwide and more than 8,000 in North Thanet.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for North Thanet, Mark Barnard said:
“Labour has failed pensioners by creating a complicated system that makes it difficult for them to get the help they desperately need. It is a scandal that pensioners on the breadline are missing out on these payments.”

“Fuel prices are at an all time high, making Cold Weather Payments all the more important to people already struggling on a poverty pension.

“The Government should be making every effort to identify pensioners who are missing out and get them this extra cash.”

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