Third sector organisations are to be paid a fee for helping provide supporting information for people applying for Child Disability Payment or Adult Disability Payment, the Scottish Government has announced. The £33.50 fee will be paid when they are asked by Social Security Scotland to complet
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Disabled people are being urged to find out if they are eligible for Scottish Government disability benefits as part of a new campaign to increase benefit take-up. The nationwide campaign aims to raise awareness about financial support available to help with the extra costs that disabled children an
Twelve Scottish Government benefits including Carer’s Allowance Supplement and Best Start Grants will be increased by 10.1% on 1 April, backed by investment of around £430 million. The Scottish Child Payment was increased by 150% in 2022 to £25 per eligible child per week.
More than £130 million has been distributed to thousands of families with disabled children since the launch of a Scottish Government benefit. The latest official figures show the families of over 54,000 children and young people were receiving Child Disability Payment in December last year.
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
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
The roll-out of new devolved social security benefits is going well but there is still a lot to be delivered, according to the latest report from the Auditor General. New and complex social security benefits such as the Scottish Child Payment have been launched despite the challenges of the pandemic
The introduction of Adult Disability Payment and extension of Scottish Child Payment to children under 16 will see a major increase in the number of people eligible to receive Sottish benefits in 2022. The Scottish Child Payment will increase to £20 from April, giving increased support to 111,
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
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that more than 2,000 jobs will be created with Social Security Scotland over the next 12 months. The Scottish Government has also revealed that disabled people will benefit from a ground-breaking new advocacy service that will support access to Scotland&r
People who live in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles are the first to access new face-to-face support when applying for Scottish benefits ahead of a full rollout later this year. The introduction of Social Security Scotland’s new Local Delivery service coincided with the lau
The UK Parliament’s Scottish Affairs Committee has published its report into welfare policy in Scotland in which MPs have called on the UK Government and Scottish Government to improve information sharing to implement policy and to work together to improve benefit take-up.
The new Child Disability Payment will be open in pilot areas for applications from 26 July 2021. Regulations passed mean that families of children with a disability or long-term health condition living in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles council who need financial support should
ScotRail, ScottishPower, Scottish Water, Morgan Stanley, BAE Systems and Social Security Scotland are among the latest employers to sign up to the Young Person’s Guarantee – increasing opportunities for every 16-24 year old in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 77,000 Scottish Child Payment applications have been received since Social Security Scotland started taking applications on November 9. The new benefit, which is unique to Scotland, will give qualifying parents and carers £40 every four weeks for each child under six.