What? lol Trust me, if people need money, they don't care about getting "stigmatised
What's the 'lol' for? Don't be rude.
Some people certainly do care about the stigma of poverty. In small communities especially everyone finds out if a family are on the brew in some way and this does put people off applying for help for which they are fully entitled. Welfare is not only for the most destitute and perceived stigma is very much one of the stated reasons that universal Child Benefit is universal.
In the small community I'm from, every woman with kids, from the richest to the poorest collected their Child Benefit from the post office on the same day, and not even the worst gossiping bitter hag could know for sure who didn't need it and who need3d it to the extent that it was the difference between eating badly and eating well.
Maybe we all should be getting them, so those poorer families wouldn't feel "stigmatised"?
That's the whole damn point of Child Benefit.
Sad that you 'lol' about tried and tested ways to reduce child poverty.