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Challenge Poverty Week: adequate income

Posted: October 4, 2023

Today’s Challenge Poverty Week topic looks at adequate income. This essentially means households having enough money to be comfortable.

Scots have missed out on £43million in unclaimed benefits in the past year alone shock figures reveal.

An online tool devised by Advice Direct Scotland uncovered this sum while helping out hard-pressed clients during the cost-of-living squeeze. New figures show the benefits calculator was used by 56,000 people in the past 12 months, identifying over £43 million of unclaimed money. The tool is designed to reduce financial hardship by ensuring people are claiming all of the support they are entitled to.

If you are a Hillcrest tenant or member of staff and would like to find out if you are missing out, please contact us on 0300 1232640, and our specialist team can carry out a benefit check for you.