Midlothian people failing to claim benefits

Midlothian MSP Colin Beattie is urging constituents to be aware of the benefits they are entitled to receive
Midlothian MSP Colin Beattie is urging constituents to be aware of the benefits they are entitled to receive

Midlothian residents are being reminded to claim the benefits that they are entitled to.

Following the launch of a Scottish Government awareness campaign, Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie said: “It is vitally important that families and individuals get the support that they are entitled to and the support that they need – and I encourage everyone across Midlothian to check what support they can receive through the social security system.”

Throughout Scotland, it was estimated that there were more than 500,000 cases of individuals or families not claiming the tax credits and other main income-related benefits they were entitled to during 2014-15.