Welfare

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Partners involved in exploring the feasibility of citizens basic income (CBI) pilots in Scotland have published an interim report into their findings. Fife, North Ayrshire, City of Edinburgh and Glasgow City councils are working together with NHS Health Scotland and the Improvement Service to explor

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has responded to the new figures which revealed that applications for crisis grants from the Scottish Welfare Fund increased by 12% in the quarter until June compared with the corresponding period last year. Jeremy Hewer, SFHA policy lead, said:

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More than 120 struggling households from across the Lothians, Edinburgh and Lanarkshire are almost £900,000 better off thanks to the hard work of an award-winning welfare benefits advice service run by Melville Housing Association. Last year, Melville Housing Association’s two dedicated

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Universal Credit could potentially improve the take up of help with housing costs for working age claimants, according to CIH Scotland. According to Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) statistics, the take up rate of housing benefit is around 80% by caseload.

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The Scottish Government’s move towards a social security system that “works for all who use it” is to be monitored with the introduction of new measurements. The measures will look at how Social Security Scotland operates and delivers benefits, including how the agency treats clien

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A new £500,000 fund has been launched for organisations which help people accessing the benefits to be delivered by the Scottish Government. The Scottish Benefit Take-up Fund will support charities and third sector organisations in their work to address barriers which prevent people from apply

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