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Related statistics publications on the Scottish Welfare Fund, Discretionary Housing Payments and Universal Credit Scottish Choices are listed in our collection of Social Government social security statistics publications.
Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Severe Disablement Allowance statistics are published quarterly in parallel with the Department for Work and Pensions. Carer’s Allowance Supplement statistics are published twice a year following each round of payments.
Child Disability Payment is a replacement of the Disability Living Allowance for Children in Scotland, which was previously delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides money to help with the extra care and mobility costs that a child living with a disability might have. Statistics are published quarterly.
Adult Disability Payment is the replacement for Personal Independence Payment and Working Age Disability Living Allowance in Scotland, which were previously delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides money to help with the extra care and mobility costs that a person living with a disability might have.
Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods are a collection of payments which provide parents or carers who get certain benefits or tax credits with financial support during pregnancy and the key early years of a child's life.
Scottish Child Payment was initially introduced for low-income families with children aged under six. The payment was extended to eligible low-income families with children aged under 16 on 14 November 2022. It is intended to provide regular, additional financial support for families already in receipt of qualifying benefits to assist with the costs of caring for a child.
Child Winter Heating Assistance is an automatic payment for children and young people under 19 who get the highest rate of the care component of Child Disability Payment or Disability Living Allowance, or the enhanced rate of the daily living component of Adult Disability Payment or Personal Independence Payment.
Winter Heating Payment provides consistent and dependable annual support to assist low-income households with their heating expenses each winter. This includes older people, disabled people and families who are responsible for children under the age of five or disabled children.