New financial assistance from the Scottish Government to access food, fuel and other essentials will be available to Moray residents from 5 January to 31 March 2022, as a one-off payment.
The number of households that have been hit by the benefit cap since the beginning of pandemic has increased by 128%, according to official figures.
The Scottish Child Payment will be doubled to £20 per week per child from April 2022.
New applications for the Child Disability Payment opens across Scotland from today. For the first time anywhere in the UK, disability benefit applicants can apply online, as well as by phone, post or face-to-face.
Both the UK and Scottish governments have committed to continuing to work closely on the design and implementation of welfare payments to support people across Scotland.
People across North Lanarkshire benefitted from more than £30 million in additional benefit income during 2020/21. North Lanarkshire Council's Financial Inclusion Team (FIT) ensured the money went into the pockets of residents who often weren’t aware they were entitled to the benefits.
West Dunbartonshire Council's Working4U service has been praised nationally for the high standard of welfare rights and money advice it provides residents. The service successfully gained accreditation in the Scottish National Standards for the Information and Advice Providers (SNSIAP).
Funding to help people struggling financially and to ensure nobody is faced with rough sleeping this winter is part of a new £41 million support package from the Scottish Government. The Winter Support Fund will help those on low incomes, children and people at risk of homelessness against a b
The UK Government has published its Autumn Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review which altered the Universal Credit ‘taper rate’ and allocated £170 million in levelling up funding for Scotland.
A new benefit take-up strategy has been unveiled by the Scottish Government that outlines plans to make sure that nobody misses out on financial support due to a lack of awareness or barriers to applying. Actions from the 2021 Benefit Take Up Strategy, which builds on learning from the first in
Tens of thousands of unpaid carers will receive a double payment of the Carer’s Allowance Supplement this winter under legislation passed unanimously by the Scottish Parliament. Recognising the additional pressures unpaid carers face as a result of the pandemic, the December payment of the Car
Today's removal of the £20 uplift to Universal Credit will have a dramatic impact on thousands of children in Scotland, charities have warned.
CIH Scotland has called for the UK Government to provide long-term support for people at risk of homelessness post-pandemic after its new report highlighted that households across the UK are likely to be on "cliff edge" following the removal of the £20 Universal Credit top up later t
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has joined with the First Minister of Wales and the First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland to demand Prime Minister Boris Johnson “do the right thing” by reversing the decision to withdraw the £20-a-week uplift to Universal Credi
In a year blighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, 88 struggling households from across the Lothians, Lanarkshire and Edinburgh are almost £800,000 better off thanks to the hard work of an award-winning welfare benefits advice service. Last year, Melville Housing Association’s two dedicated we