Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, has organised a free event for local residents to come and talk to experts over a cup of tea or coffee about any money entitlement questions, from tax credits, to pensions, benefits and Universal Credit.
A variety of local services will have stalls at the event, including South Bristol Advice Services, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Bristol City Council’s Welfare Rights and Money Advice Service and Warmer Homes Advice and Money. Experts will be on hand to answer queries, provide information and have a chat.
Previous money entitlement events have helped constituents claim tens of thousands of pounds of money they were entitled to but had not received. Taking place 1-3pm on Thursday 2 December 2021 at Withywood Centre on Queen’s Road, booking is not required so just drop in and find out what help is available to you.
Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said:
“I’m often asked about benefits, pensions and Universal Credit, and whilst many people rightly claim what they are entitled to, some people miss out. With the cut to Universal Credit, soaring energy prices and rising cost of living, it is more essential than ever that people are claiming all they are entitled to.
“Rules over money entitlement do change from time to time and it can be hard to stay up to date, so this event is a relaxed environment where you can chat to local experts over a cuppa and get the information you need.
“People work hard contributing to society through taxes, caring for others and so on, so I want to help the people I represent claim the money they’re entitled to, particularly during these challenging times.”