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Plans to remove all income thresholds from Best Start Foods by 2023-24 have been announced by the Scottish Government as part of the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, ‘Best Start, Bright Futures’. This will increase eligibility to all people in receipt of a qualifying benefit.

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Plans have been announced to automatically pay the Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payments to parents and carers who already receive Scottish Child Payment when their children become eligible. The change will be introduced later this year when Scottish Child Payment is extended to un

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is requiring the Department for Work and Pensions to improve its treatment of disabled benefit claimants in response to serious concerns about failures to meet the needs of its customers with mental health impairments and learning disabilities. Disabil

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The flagship family payment – Scottish Child Payment – has now doubled to £20 per week per child, with 104,000 children already benefiting from this increase. The payment, which is unique to Scotland, was designed to tackle child poverty head on. It is one of five family benefits t

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Child poverty in Scotland is projected to fall to its lowest level in nearly 30 years as a result of the actions taken to date and commitments in the second Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan, according to a new report. Updated modelling from the Scottish Government suggests that more than 60,000

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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