Welfare

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Legislation that will lead to increased vital support to more than 19,400 children and young people to help their families heat their homes this winter has been laid in the Scottish Parliament. The legislation extends the eligibility for the Child Winter Heating assistance to young people aged 16 to

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Scotland’s Child Disability Payment will open for new applications across the country from 22 November 2021. The roll-out follows a successful pilot launched in July across Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and the Western Isles council areas.

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More than 108,000 children have benefited from the Scottish Government’s new Scottish Child Payment according to the latest official statistics. The figures highlight how many families and children received the payment from introduction in February to 30 June 2021.

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The Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish governments have written a joint letter to the UK Government calling for a reversal of plans to cut the £20 uplift to Universal Credit. The £20 increase to the benefit was introduced during the coronavirus pandemic, but is due to end on October 6.

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