Support offered at benefits tribunals
Airdrie Citizens’ Advice Bureau has launched a new service to assist people facing benefits tribunals.
The North Lanarkshire tribunal representation unit will deliver client-centred help at social security tribunals.
Airdrie CAB manager Aaliya Seyal said: “We are delighted to be able to provide a voice to our communities to legally challenge unfair decisions under all aspects of welfare benefits, holding decision makers accountable.
“This service will be needed more than ever with the full roll out of Universal Credit and the ongoing welfare reform agenda.”
Airdrie CAB will work along with other North Lanarkshire bureaux, including Coatbridge.
Marian Tobin, manager of the Coatbridge office, added: “This is a fantastic service and highlights what support is available to our vulnerable clients in these difficult times, as well as demonstrating how the bureaux work closely together to benefit the people of North Lanarkshire”.
The new service is funded by the Aspiring Communities Fund, with support from the European Social Fund, and will receive £216,203 over the next 18 months.