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
A package of benefits that was due to be transferred to Holyrood in 2020 has been delayed again by the UK Government.
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
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
A free independent advocacy service to support 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 years. This independent service is available
People struggling to pay their council tax during the cost of living crisis are being encouraged to check if they are eligible for money off their bill.
The move to uprate benefits by inflation will see some people on Universal Credit less than £3.50 a month better off due to the growing impact of deductions, Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has warned.
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
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
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
The Scottish Child Payment has been increased to £25 and been extended to include eligible children up to age 16.
Link is providing advice at a series of free pop-up events offering money management, health and well-being support, and advice about connecting digitally. The latest of these pop-up events is taking place in Clydebank. Link tenants and the wider community are invited to attend.
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
A new annual publication with estimated take-up rates of Scottish social security benefits has been published for the first time. The report will help track progress against the Scottish Government’s Benefit Take-up Strategy which is a requirement of the 2018 Social Security (Scotland) Act.
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