The annual report from the Inverclyde charity, Financial Fitness, shows fantastic results with them gaining over £652,291 in unclaimed benefits for tenants of Inverclyde Housing Associations. This amounts to an average of £1393 per claimant.
Financial Fitness is partially funded by Cloch and other housing associations in Inverclyde and its main aims are to provide support on debt, welfare benefit claims, and other financial claims.
Here is one case study which shows just how much they can do for those involved:
“Miss A, a 40 year old housing association tenant, was referred for advice due to financial difficulties and significant health problems. A benefits check was carried out and our Adviser identified that Universal Credit (UC) was not being paid at the correct rate. Enquiries were made by our Adviser on behalf of the client, resulting in UC being revised and increased by £336 per month. Our Adviser also suggested that the client should claim PIP due to her health issues and supported her to claim, resulting in an award of £58.70 per week. As a direct result of our help, Miss A is now £7,086 better off each year.”
Do you think you might benefit from this support? Contact Cloch Housing Association and ask for a referral today.