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: Social Security Scotland Doing Things Differently
“Social Security Scotland’s approach to disability benefits is a world away from what those of us on the DWP’s Personal Independence Payment (PIP) know, and it’s already making a difference”
Scotland Increases Social Security Benefits
Several payments delivered in Scotland to people requiring financial support are to be increased by the Scottish Government from 1st April.
Maree Todd MSP Hits Out At The UK Government’s Disastrous Record on Welfare
83% of assessments for Personal Independence Payments (PIP) in Orkney have been successfully challenged by people since April 2013.
Carer’s Allowance Supplement to be Paid from Mid September
“This supplementary payment allows us to get more money in the pockets of carers in Scotland as quickly as possible.”
DWP & HMRC’s own figures show they cause more losses than benefit fraud does.
Benefit fraud accounts for just 1% of money paid in error. £1.05bn is the HMRC’s own fault!
More than 1.5 million people in the UK, including more than 350,000 children, experienced destitution last year – Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Universal credit traps the already poor into hardship, say charity, Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
One Million Disabled People Sanctioned since 2010
“disabled claimants receiving Job Seekers Allowance, (JSA), were 26-53% more likely to be sanctioned than claimants who were not.”