Meanwhile, £10.5 BILLION goes unclaimed
Up to £10.5bn in income-related benefits went unclaimed in Britain in 2007-8, government figures reveal.
A calculation of take-up of the five key benefits showed that the estimated amount that went unclaimed shifted up slightly compared with a year earlier.
Unclaimed funds from the five benefits was between £6.3bn and £10.5bn, or 15% to 23% of all entitlement money.
The data includes Income Support, Pension Credit, Jobseekers Allowance, and housing and council tax benefits.