Welfare

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A Glasgow man is praising a service helping social housing tenants claim welfare benefits. Retired painter and decorator Raymond Walker is one of nearly 3700 Wheatley Homes Glasgow customers who have benefited from the support of the Welfare Benefit Advisor team.

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Edel Harris OBE, former chief executive of the charity Mencap, has been appointed to chair the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment. The independent review – a Programme for Government commitment – will consider people’s experiences of the Scottish benefit to ensure it co

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The Independent Living Fund, which supports disabled people, is to reopen to new applicants after receiving £9 million investment as part of the 2024-25 Scottish Budget. The funding forms part of the £19.5 billion budget for NHS recovery, health and social care and will support around 1,

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Money to help with heating costs is on its way to around 400,000 people on low incomes through the Scottish Government benefit Winter Heating Payment.

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The families of more than 323,000 under-16s were benefitting from Scottish Child Payment at the end of September, official statistics show. New figures published this week show the payment of £25 per week was reaching 323,315 children - an increase of more than 7,000 compared to 30 June 2023.

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A new report has highlighted the ongoing range of work being done to tackle child poverty in Perth and Kinross. The 5th Local Child Poverty Action Report (LCPAR) by Perth & Kinross Council and NHS Tayside says that child poverty rates in Perth and Kinross have remained stable between 2017 and 20

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Changes to work capability assessments announced in the Autumn Statement are "deeply concerning" and could mean people receive less support based on a change of criteria rather than a change in their health, social justice secretary Shirley-Anne Somerville has said. While welcoming the fact that&nbs

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Social Security Scotland has published its Annual Report and Accounts which show that it made £641 million in direct payments to people across Scotland from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. The payments were made across 13 Scottish benefits, seven of which are completely new forms of support no

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