UK - Pensioners are missing out on benefits worth £2.5bn because the system is mind-numbingly complex, the Liberal Democrats claim.
The party hit out after a report by Age Concern showed that complex forms and the stigma associated with means-testing had left the pensioners out of pocket.
Liberal work and pensions spokesman Steve Webb MP said: “These figures highlight the mind-numbing complexity of the benefits system. The best solution to pensioner poverty is a decent state pension which all pensioners take up.”
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