“It’s now vital that everyone affected by the benefit cap applies to their local authority for a Discretionary Housing Payment to replace as far as possible the cash support removed by the cap. The Scottish Government has done the right thing, now the UK Government must act to scrap the cap altogether.” John Dickie, Chair of the Child Poverty Action Group
New Carer Support Payment Announced
The Carer Support Payment will be the 14th benefit to be introduced into Scotland. A pilot project of the new benefit will run towards the end of 2023 with the new payment planned to begin in the Spring of 2024.
Emma Roddick MSP Reflecting on 2022
“Scotland’s growing range of fair and compassionate benefits is a testament to the country we strive to be.”
Are You Eligible For Council Tax Reduction?
The number of people receiving the reduction has actually gone down in Scotland since last year which is why it is important to check to see if you are eligible.
£360,000 in Benefit Payments to Orcadians But Challenges Ahead For Social Security Scotland In Increase In Referrals
“The year ahead will remain difficult for many of us but our commitment to our clients remains strong and we will continue to listen to their feedback as we develop our service and prepare to deliver new benefits.” David Wallace CEO Social Security Scotland
Positive Changes Welcomed to PIPs Assessments in Scotland
“As a PIP claimant myself who knows how arduous and even traumatic its application process is, I am delighted to see these changes made for ADP. ” Emma Roddick MSP
Green Lairds & Tory Cuts to Benefits: This Week’s Politics
“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt
268 Orkney Bairns Helped In Scottish Government Boost to Family Budgets
Low-income families in Orkney will benefit from a £320 uplift before Christmas as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment to tackling child poverty.
Tory Rape Clause ‘Clear Breach of Human Rights’
“With more than a quarter of a million children affected, poverty is the most significant human rights issue facing children in Scotland.”
Scottish Child Payment- a ‘gamechanging’ new benefit
The new Scottish Child Payment – which is unique to Scotland – is to open early for applications from Monday 9 November.