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While these goals seem a far cry away, the Government has made a conscious effort to promote certain benefits to those who are failing to claim them.

Notably, Pension Credit is being highlighted by the DWP as a payment which people are failing to claim and the Government is encouraging people to apply.

However, Mr Brennan believes that, so far, the promotion of these benefits has not been entirely successful.

He said: “These campaigns have two problems. First, they still require the person to make a claim.