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Deadline for School Age Payment Approaches

Families Urged to Make Sure They Don’t Miss Out Parents and guardians who get qualifying benefits or tax credits and who have a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being urged to check whether they should apply for Best Start

Independent Advocacy Service Celebrates First Anniversary

Supporting Disabled People to Access Devolved Benefits A free independent advocacy service supporting disabled people to access Scottish Government benefits has marked its first year in operation. The Scottish Government is investing more than £20 million to deliver this service over the course of four

2022 Biggest Year Yet For Scottish Social Security System

Tens of thousands more payments made The introduction of Adult Disability Payment, further automation and the increase and extension of Scottish Child Payment has seen more people apply for and get financial support they are entitled to. Thousands of people have also had their benefit

Reliable Help with Heating Costs

Winter Heating Payments Will Support More People on Low Incomes Social Security Minister Ben Macpherson has today (Thursday 15 December) given evidence to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Justice & Social Security Committee on regulations to introduce a new winter benefit. Subject to parliamentary approval, Winter

Two Key Devolved Benefits to be Paid Automatically

Making Things Easier for Families People who receive Scottish Child Payment and qualify for Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age payments will be paid them automatically from this week, without the need to apply for them separately. Social Security Scotland will notify clients

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

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

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