Social Security Scotland
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
The Scottish Government’s move towards a social security system that “works for all who use it” is to be monitored with the introduction of new measurements.
Published 18 October 2019
People with disabilities will have more choice in how they apply for benefits when the Scottish Government takes responsibility for Disability Assistance next year.
Published 14 August 2019
Volunteers are being asked to shape Scotland’s new, fairer social security system.
Published 5 July 2019
The Scottish Government has brought forward a new benefit aimed to tackle child poverty by giving extra cash to low-income families.
Published 27 June 2019
A contract to design Scotland’s new social security assessments system has been awarded as figures revealed high satisfaction levels with the new service.
Published 10 May 2019
The Scottish Government has done a good job of delivering its first set of devolved benefits but the real challenge is still to come, a new report has warned.
Published 2 May 2019
The progress made in building Scotland’s new public service has been outlined today, a year since the Social Security (Scotland) Bill 2018 was passed in Parliament.
Published 25 April 2019
A document which outlines the eight principles that will guide Scotland’s new social security system is to be considered for approval by the Scottish Parliament.
Published 11 January 2019
Low income families and carers will benefit from four new benefits being introduced by Social Security Scotland this year.
Published 7 January 2019
Assessments for disability support will be carried out by Social Security Scotland, fully supported by public sector healthcare professionals, the Scottish Government has announced.
Published 27 September 2018