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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

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

Bold Steps to Tackle Child Poverty in Scotland

We’re determined to ensure that no child grows up in poverty anywhere in Scotland – that’s why the SNP Scottish Government is taking bold steps to deliver a fairer future for all. One of these is the Scottish Child Payment of £10 per week per

Adult Disability Payment Launch Dates Announced

New Applications to open in March. The Scottish Government’s next benefit, Adult Disability Payment (ADP), will open for new applications in pilot areas from 21 March 2022. This new payment, to be administered by Social Security Scotland, will replace Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and Disability

New Winter Heating Benefit

Annual Investment of £20m to Help Low Income Households A consultation has been launched on a new heating benefit that will give around 400,000 low income households the reassurance of a guaranteed £50 payment every winter. The Low Income Winter Heating Assistance will be introduced

Child Disability Payment Opens for Applications

Financial support for families of children with a disability available nationwide. Child Disability Payment opens for new applications across the country from today. For the first time anywhere in the UK, disability benefit applicants can apply online, as well as by phone, post or face-to-face.

Tale of Two Governments on Social Security

UK Gov Universal Credit Cuts While Scot Gov Invests Billions New research from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation has revealed that more than one in three families with children in Scotland (37%) will lose £1,040 per year if the Tory UK Government goes ahead with cuts to

Increase in Payments to Help Boost Family Incomes

Delivering on 100 day commitment Best Start Foods payments are increasing this month marking the achievement of another commitment for the first 100 days of this government. The payment supports low income families to buy healthy food for children under the age of three, and