Stuart McDonald MP is urging deaf people in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East who have queries about benefits to use the social security advocacy service provided by Action on Hearing Loss Scotland.
The service can provide people who are Deaf or have hearing loss – including British Sign Language (BSL) users – with information, advice and, where possible, formal representation to challenge benefits decisions.
Stuart McDonald MP said: “Information about welfare and social security can often be difficult to understand and navigating the systems to ensure you get the support you are entitled to can put many people off applying.
“I’m pleased to see Action on Hearing Loss Scotland providing this service and encourage deaf or hard of hearing people in Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East to use the charity’s support if you have queries, claims or want to make an appeal about social security benefits.”
Teri Devine, Director of Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, said: “We appreciate Stuart McDonald MP’s support for our social security advocacy service which can provide details and advice about a range of benefits.
“If you are Deaf or have hearing loss and need some help to understand what processes to follow to apply for support you may be entitled to, or are confused about letters you have received regarding your benefits, we would be delighted to help you make sense of it all.”