The ‘Help to Claim’ service which is funded by the DWP but delivered by Citizens Advice Scotland does not protect the date a person makes a claim.
“When people use a public service they should have no concerns about how they will be treated.”
Successive UK Government policies since 2010 have plunged 15 million people in the UK into poverty
The total value of DHP awards across Scotland was £56.9 million.
Best Start Grants replace and expand on the UK Government’s Sure Start Maternity Grant by providing eligible families with £600 on the birth of their first child and £300 on the birth of any subsequent children.
Local MSP Maree Todd SNP has called for a halt to the roll out of Universal Credit – the UK Government’s social security payment scheme.
“Carers make a vital contribution to society, which this payment recognises, putting an extra £442 in their pockets this financial year. “
“This supplementary payment allows us to get more money in the pockets of carers in Scotland as quickly as possible.”
“I am also grateful to everyone else involved for their very considered approach to this complex issue”
‘Social security is a human right’