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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

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