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Scottish Child Payment Pays Out £84m

Devolved Benefit Helping 104,000 Children A total of £84 million has been paid to families since the Scottish Child Payment was introduced less than 18 months ago. The payment of £20 per week, unique in the UK to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a

Millions Spent Battling Tory Policies

Scottish Government Mitigates £2,500 Per Impacted Family New research shows that Scottish Government mitigation of cruel Tory policies makes up for a loss of around £2,500 per family in Scotland impacted by austerity. The second Building A New Scotland Paper, published last week, outlines stats

Adult Disability Payment Now Available

Phased Rollout Reaches Angus People living in Angus can now apply for Adult Disability Payment. The new Scottish Government benefit replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment. It provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age who are disabled, have a

2,565 Angus Children Supported by Scottish Child Payment

Over £1.2m Paid Out Since February 2021 New figures on the Scottish Child Payment indicate that 2,565 children across Angus have been supported by the devolved benefit since its introduction. Brought in last February to put extra money in the pockets of families, and not

Audit Scotland Highlights Devolved Benefits Achievement

£3.9bn+ to Benefit a Million People in 2022-23 A new report published by Audit Scotland has highlighted the Scottish Government’s “significant achievement” in the scale and pace of delivering the devolved programme of social security benefits in Scotland. This includes seven new payments unavailable anywhere

Best Start Foods Eligibility to Widen

Extra support for 30,000 families Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a

Investment in Tackling Child Poverty

Supporting Low Income Households Almost £6 billion has been invested to support low income households across Scotland over the last three years. More than a third of that total, around £2.18 billion, has directly benefitted children as the Scottish Government prepares to publish its Tackling

Improving Disability Benefits

Ending Fixed-Term Reviews for Lifelong Conditions Disabled people with the most serious lifelong health conditions will have more financial security under Scotland’s social security system. Adult Disability Payment will replace the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment (PIP). It will open for new applications in pilot

2,395 Angus Children Benefitting From Child Payment

Local Impact of ‘Game Changing’ Devolved Benefit New statistics have shown that approximately 2,395 children across Angus are benefitting from the Scottish Government’s Scottish Child Payment – which is set to double to £20 per child per week in April. The payment was introduced in

1,640 Angus Carers Benefit from Additional Double Payment

£1.15m Support Locally in 2021 New figures have shown the extent of the impact locally in Angus of the Scottish Government’s Carers Allowance Supplement payment. 12,680 payments have been made to 2,475 carers across Angus since this additional devolved payment, unique in the UK, was