Scotland’s new benefit take-up strategy outlines plans to make sure that nobody misses out on financial support due to a lack of awareness or barriers to applying.

Actions from the strategy include:

  • working with partners to improve targeting of information and advice,
  • challenging myths and stigma around claiming benefits, and
  • continuing to remove barriers to accessing social security in Scotland.

The Scottish Government will also explore the introduction of automatic payment for certain devolved social security benefits to make it as easy as possible for people to maximise their incomes.