LINDA FABIANI MSP CALLS ON CONSTITUENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN BENEFIT CHECKS

MANY MAY BE MISSING OUT ON ENTITLEMENT

 

East Kilbride MSP Linda Fabiani is this week encouraging constituents across the town to claim the benefits that they are entitled to, following the launch of a Scottish Government awareness campaign.

 

Throughout Scotland, it was estimated that there were over 500,000 cases of individuals or families not claiming the tax credits and other main income-related benefits they were entitled to in 2014-15 – and the campaign seeks to correct this by raising awareness through a week of radio and press adverts.

 

Commenting, Linda said:

 

“It is extremely important that families and individuals get the support that they are entitled to and the support that they need. I encourage everyone across East Kilbride to check what support that can receive through the social security system.

 

“The initiative has the backing of a number of key social security organisations, including Citizens Advice Scotland, One Parent Families Scotland and Age Scotland. Citizens Advice Scotland are also working closely with the Scottish Government in providing a dedicated web page that supplies all information on benefits and tax credits.

 

“People throughout the town might be missing out on a whole range of benefits that they are entitled to. By raising awareness that there is a whole range of benefits that people can claim, we can help to alleviate the financial difficulties that many people face on a day to day basis.

 

“I encourage all local people to use the resources available and to check what benefits that they are entitled to. The Scottish Government is committed to putting dignity and respect at the heart of social security policy in Scotland, and this campaign is a step in the right direction towards doing that.”

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