Social Security Scotland
The new Child Disability Payment will be open in pilot areas for applications from 26 July 2021.
Published 22 March 2021
ScotRail, ScottishPower, Scottish Water, Morgan Stanley, BAE Systems and Social Security Scotland are among the latest employers to sign up to the Young Person’s Guarantee – increasing opportunities for every 16-24 year old in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Published 8 March 2021
More than 77,000 Scottish Child Payment applications have been received since Social Security Scotland started taking applications on November 9.
Published 15 February 2021
Parents across Scotland have been applying early for the new Scottish Child Payment that will open on Monday 15 February.
Published 8 January 2021
Thousands of families of disabled children in Scotland have received an additional £200 to help heat their homes this winter.
Published 18 December 2020
The Scottish Government has provided people who need it with over £540 million in payments since launch in September 2018 up to 31 March 2020, according to a financial report from Social Security Scotland.
Published 2 December 2020
Almost 6,000 people received a Funeral Support Payment from the Scottish Government in its first full year, according to new statistics.
Published 25 November 2020
Child Disability Payment will be the next new benefit to be introduced by the Scottish Government.
Published 18 November 2020
The new Scottish Child Payment is to open early for applications from Monday November 9.
Published 4 November 2020
Families of disabled children will receive a new heating benefit from the Scottish Government by Christmas.
Published 27 October 2020
Young carers are being encouraged to check if they are entitled to further awards as the Young Carer Grant marks it’s second anniversary.
Published 21 October 2020
Social Security Scotland has taken a 20-year lease to become the first tenants at Dundee’s Waterfront regeneration project.
Published 17 September 2020
The latest figures from the Scottish Fiscal Commission estimate that 194,000 children aged under six in Scotland will be eligible for the new Scottish Child Payment.
Published 9 September 2020
The Scottish Government is to actively inform families that they may be eligible for Best Start Foods and the Best Start Grant.
Published 30 July 2020
Devolved benefits due to be rolled-out later this year have been delayed due to the impact of coronavirus on Scotland’s social security services.
Published 2 April 2020