Welfare

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Plans for the introduction of further Scottish Government benefits have been published as part of an updated Social Security Programme Business Case. Carer Support Payment, which will replace the Carer’s Allowance for new applications, will be the next payment to be introduced, with Social Sec

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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 Grant School Age Payment as this year’s deadline approaches. Applications for the one-off payme

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People are being encouraged to share their views on how a Scottish Government disability benefit supports their mobility needs. Adult Disability Payment, delivered by Social Security Scotland, was launched in August 2022 to replace the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment. It provides

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People are being encouraged to check they are not missing out on money and to find out if they could be eligible for any of the 12 benefits administered by Social Security Scotland. The benefits which have been introduced over the past four years are available to people on low incomes responsible fo

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Social security spending is to increase to more than £5.1 billion per year through the 2023-24 Budget, supporting around a million people and helping to drive progress towards Scotland’s long term aim of eradicating child poverty, the Scottish Government has revealed. The centrepiece of

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Almost £60 million has been distributed to thousands of families with disabled children in the first year of a new Scottish benefit. The latest official figures from Social Security Scotland show the families of nearly 44,000 children and young people were receiving Child Disability Payment in

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the UK Government to increase benefits in line with inflation after its members reported that more working tenants are being affected by the cost of living crisis, with some struggling to afford commuting expenses. The findings of

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Wheatley Group has helped tenants claim back more than £5 million in benefits they were entitled to in the past six months. The group’s 24 welfare benefits advisors have helped more than 3600 tenants of Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Wheatley Homes East, Wheatley Homes South and Loretto Housing

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