Benefit Take-up


About the Inquiry

The Scottish Parliament's Social Security Committee has launched an inquiry into benefit take-up.  The Committee will explore how take-up for both reserved and devolved social security benefits can be improved, including through benefit automation. This will include what we do, and do not know about what is unclaimed and what can be learned from previous efforts to promote take-up.

Further information can be found on the call for views page. 

Read the news release here.


The Committee issued a call for written views on Monday 9 September which ran until Monday 21 October 2019. The call for written views is now closed.

The Committee will begin taking oral evidence in November 2019.


The Committee issued a call for views which can be accessed via the link below.  The closing date for written submissions was Monday 21 October 2019.

Read the call for views 

Read the written submissions received

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