Welfare

16-30 of 609 Articles
Clock icon 2 minutes

Almost £6 billion has been invested to support low income households across Scotland over the last three years. More than a third of that total, around £2.18b, has directly benefitted children as the Scottish Government prepares to publish its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan for 202

Clock icon 4 minutes

The new Adult Disability Payment has opened for applications from people living in three pilot areas. People can apply who live in Dundee City, Perth & Kinross and Western Isles council areas, are aged between 16 and state pension age, and are disabled, have a long-term health condition or have

Clock icon 2 minutes

Six Scottish social security benefits will be increased by 6% from April 1. Social security minister Ben Macpherson has announced the rise in support for low income households and carers in light of the increasing cost of living pressures.

Clock icon 3 minutes

Views are being sought on plans to improve support for Scotland’s community of unpaid carers through the introduction of a new benefit. Under Scottish Government proposals, Scottish Carer’s Assistance will replace Carer’s Allowance, currently delivered by the Department of Work and

Clock icon 2 minutes

Hillhead Housing Association’s Welfare Rights Service have been granted £18,800 from Cash for Kids to support children of low income families of Hillhead & Caledonia Housing Associations in the Hillhead/Harestanes area of Kirkintilloch. Cash for Kids was chosen as a key partner of th

Clock icon 2 minutes

Over 658,000 Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments have been made to 126,055 carers since this additional payment, unique in the UK, was introduced in September 2018. In total, £188 million has been paid to carers since launch and just under 82,000 eligible carers received a payment in D

Clock icon 3 minutes

Eligible parents are being urged to apply for Scottish Child Payment on the first anniversary of its roll-out. The payment of £10 per week, unique to Scotland, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to tackle poverty. It provides regular, additional financial support to parents and carers

Clock icon 3 minutes

The new Adult Disability Payment will open for applications in three pilot areas from 21 March 2022. Legislation unanimously approved by the Scottish Parliament means that working-age disabled people, those with a long-term health condition and people who have a terminal illness should apply for dis

Clock icon 2 minutes

Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has issued a warning about increasing demand for energy advice as new figures from across the CAB network shows the impact of the autumn price cap increase. In December 2021, CAB advice given in relation to utilities, the majority of which relates to energy, increased

Clock icon 4 minutes

Over 13 million people in England have no access to a local authority crisis support scheme, according to a report published today by End Furniture Poverty. The campaigning charity says there are now 32 local authorities no longer offering support with one in five English local authorities not opera

Clock icon 3 minutes

Disabled people are now able to access a new advocacy service to get help applying for Scottish social security benefits. The support is available to disabled people applying for any of Social Security Scotland’s current and future benefits including Child Disability Payment and Adult Disabili

16-30 of 609 Articles