An inquiry has been launched by Holyrood’s social security committee as estimates suggest a huge number of benefits remain unclaimed by those eligible for them.
Published 10 September 2019
A new benefit providing help for people on low incomes to meet the costs of a funeral will be available from next week.
Published 9 September 2019
Low income families will be able to apply for a new £10 a week payment for every child aged 0-6 next year after the Scottish Government brought forward its Scottish Child Payment.
Published 5 September 2019
Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has called for action to reduce the ‘five week wait’ that claimants of Universal Credit (UC) face before receiving their first payment.
Published 3 September 2019
A report released today from Crisis has indicated that investment in housing benefit would prevent thousands from becoming homeless.
Published 2 September 2019
Over £35 million in additional benefits has been generated for residents by North Lanarkshire advice services.
Published 28 August 2019
A council's decision to close a fund supporting the provision of free advice in relation to housing, financial inclusion and social welfare law in Glasgow has been condemned by a leading lawyer.
Published 27 August 2019
Council-funded advice services assists 22,000 Highland customers and exceeds £22.5m in financial gains
The Highland Council’s Welfare Support Team and Citizens Advice assisted more than 22,000 customers during 2018/19 for support with welfare, debt and housing issues, new figures have shown.
Published 26 August 2019
Landlords in Perth are being encouraged to attend an event to learn more about Universal Credit.
Published 26 August 2019
Universal Credit is causing tenants to fall behind with their rent, according to new research.
Published 23 August 2019
The Scottish Association of Landlords (SAL) has urged Dundee landlords to attend a Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) event to learn more about Universal Credit.
Published 22 August 2019
Free financial advice service Money Talk Team has helped low-income households save more than £6 million, the Scottish Government has revealed.
Published 20 August 2019
Caroline Kennedy, a member of the Poverty Truth Community based in Glasgow and former member of the Scottish Poverty and Inequality Commission, reflects on how the new Scottish Child Payment could make a difference to the lives of children in Scotland.
Published 16 August 2019
The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has challenged parliamentary under-secretary of state for welfare delivery Will Quince MP to address the “major concerns” it has regarding social security delivery.
Published 15 August 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