Non-Take-Up of Minimum Income Schemes is a real problem
While much has been made in the media of the issue of over-take-up (or fraud) in relation to benefit schemes, little has been heard about the question of non-take-up. This is all the more surprising since conservative estimates show rates of above 40% of non-take-up for most categories of social benefits. This shows a very different picture than the one so often presented by some politicians and popular media of lazy welfare recipients spending their time calculating how to get the most out of the welfare system. Two important new reports by FEANTSA and EUROFOUND try to address this reality.