§ Mr. Corbett
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services whether he will make arrangements to provide claimants whose applications for social security benefits are refused with the names and addresses of local agencies offering advice and information about social security benefits.
§ Mr. Newton
All forms and letters conveying an adjudication officer's adverse decision in cases where there is a right of appeal are being amended to include a section referring to the availability of advice from such 197W bodies as the Citizens Advice Bureau or local law centre, and indicating where their addresses and telephone numbers can be found.
In board and lodging cases where supplementary benefit is being restricted as a result of recent changes in the regulations, local offices are including lists of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of local agencies, in addition to the local DHSS office itself, that may be able to give further advice.