Welfare

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has imposed fines against Mastercard, allpay, Advanced Payment Solutions, Prepaid Financial Services and Sulion after concluding that the five parties infringed competition law by agreeing not to compete or poach each other’s customers in the prepaid cards m

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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,

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Wheatley Group has launched a new campaign to help customers claim all the welfare benefits and tax credits they’re entitled to as new figures revealed it helped tenants claw back over £11 million in unclaimed benefits in the past year. The new benefits take-up campaign will in

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New financial assistance from the Scottish Government to access food, fuel and other essentials will be available to Moray residents from 5 January to 31 March 2022, as a one-off payment.

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New applications for the Child Disability Payment opens across Scotland from today. For the first time anywhere in the UK, disability benefit applicants can apply online, as well as by phone, post or face-to-face.

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