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Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

That is helpful to know. Does that mean that no one in Scotland who phones for advice will be told that they are not calling the correct service and must go somewhere else?

Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

That is helpful. We have to register in the course of the inquiry that there is a cost to promoting uptake. If funds for it fall, that will definitely be problematic. The key thing about you...

Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

I missed the beginning of what you said there. Which pensioners will be affected?

Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

That is really helpful. You put it very succinctly: the initiative is given to the applicant, and getting paid whether you make the application or not is a quite different concept.

Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

I mentioned the question of having a better way of people getting their benefits, which is something that I am interested in looking at. The committee has looked at the question of automatio...

Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

You say in your submission that what matters is the increase in take-up relative to trends. Where there was promotion of a benefit and the Scottish Government spent lots of money, you can se...

Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

That would be helpful. It has taken the committee a bit of time to understand the relationship between the increase in uptake and the budget.

Social Security Committee 07 November 2019 [Draft] : 07 November 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill (Glasgow) (Lab)

Good morning. Thank you very much for your evidence so far, which has been very helpful to our understanding of benefit uptake. Of course, there is a close relationship between our inquiry o...

Social Security Committee 31 October 2019 [Draft] : 31 October 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

Okay. I thought that it was. That is helpful. Thank you very much.

Social Security Committee 31 October 2019 [Draft] : 31 October 2019 View PDF version
Pauline McNeill

So it is not a loss to the budget.

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