These are the key messages for the awareness-raising campaign: Find out if you’re eligible for this support Make sure you’re getting the help you’re entitled to. Social security is an investment in everyone and is there to help people when they need it.
It is estimated that more than half a million (500,000) individuals and families in Scotland are not claiming the benefits they are entitled to. Changes in life circumstances and life events mean anybody could need support at some point in their lives (i.e. it could apply to any of us one day).
Citizens Advice Scotland can provide further information, visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/benefits/ or call the Citizens Advice.
Free benefits helpline on 0800 085 7145.