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A record investment of almost £8.5 billion was committed to support low-income households between 2018-22, with almost £3.3 billion benefitting children, a new report on child poverty has revealed. The fourth annual progress report on child poverty, published yesterday, shows that all of

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People living in Angus, North Lanarkshire and South Lanarkshire can now apply for the Adult Disability Payment. The new Scottish Government benefit replaces the UK Government’s Personal Independence Payment and provides financial support to people aged between 16 and state pension age, who are

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More than £3.25 million has been issued in disability payments to children and young people since the launch of the Child Disability Payment. It is estimated that as of 31 March 2022 a total of 3,050 children and young people were in receipt of the payment.

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Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced by the Scottish Government 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 qualifying benefit.

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Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. The change will be introduced later this year when Scottish Child Payment is extended to un

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is requiring the Department for Work and Pensions to improve its treatment of disabled benefit claimants in response to serious concerns about failures to meet the needs of its customers with mental health impairments and learning disabilities. Disabil

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The flagship family payment – Scottish Child Payment – has now doubled to £20 per week per child, with 104,000 children already benefiting from this increase. The payment, which is unique to Scotland, was designed to tackle child poverty head on. It is one of five family benefits t

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Child poverty in Scotland is projected to fall to its lowest level in nearly 30 years as a result of the actions taken to date and commitments in the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, according to a new report. Updated modelling from the Scottish Government suggests that more than 60,000

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