1. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Data Protection Impact Assessment

    A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) considering the potential impacts of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

  2. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Island Communities Impact Assessment

    An Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) considering the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 in relation to the potential impact on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  3. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Policy Note

    The policy note which accompanies the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

  4. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) considering the potential impact of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  5. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Equality Impact Assessment

    An Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) considering the potential impact of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  6. Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment

    A Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment (FSDA) considering the potential impacts of the Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on socio-economic inequality.

  7. Move to Child Disability Payment complete for all kids

    Human rights centred benefits approach for disabled children in Scotland

  8. Social Security investment helping grow the economy

    Potential £300 million boost to Scottish GDP.

  9. Economic impact of spending on social security - Technical note

    This report provides an illustration of potential economic benefits from the Scottish Government's decision to increase social security expenditure.

  10. National Chef backs food payment push

    Champion cook Gary promotes vital Best Start support 

  11. Scottish Discretionary Housing Payment: guidance manual

    Discretionary Housing Payment guidance manual for local authorities in Scotland, for use from 1 April 2024, issued by Scottish Ministers.

  12. United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child - concluding observations 2023: SG initial response

    This report sets out the Scottish Government’s (SG) initial response to the UN Committee’s Concluding Observations. It outlines the progress made in relation to children’s rights in Scotland since the publication of the Position Statement of November 2022

  13. The Draft Disability Assistance (Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance) Regulations 2024 - draft

    Draft regulations setting out the rules and eligibility criteria for Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance which were sent to the Scottish Commission on Social Security on 11 March 2024.

  14. Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment: terms of reference - easy read

    Easy read version of the terms of reference for the Independent Review of Adult Disability Payment. It explains what the review will do and when.

  15. Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance planned

    Like-for-like benefit to support seamless transition.

  16. Teen carers urged to apply for Scottish benefit

    Young people may be missing out on help because they don’t realise they’re carers  

  17. Adult Disability Payment: apply to join the advisory group

    Express an interest in participating by 29 March 2024.

  18. Scottish Child Payment: Service Level Agreement between Scottish Ministers and The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions

    Service Level Agreement between Scottish Ministers and The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in Respect of Scottish Child Payment

  19. Prostitution - challenging and deterring men's demand: strategic approach

    Sets our our collective approach, working with stakeholders across the wider public and third sector, to challenge and deter men’s demand for prostitution and support those with experience of it.

  20. Carer Support Payment: data protection impact assessment

    This impact assessment records how data will be used in relation to the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 and how that use is compliant with data protection legislation.

  21. Up-rating devolved Social Security assistance: multi criteria decision analysis - January 2024

    A report setting out a multi-criteria decision analysis of the options available to the Scottish Government to uprate devolved social security assistance in 2024 to 2025.

  22. Devolved Social Security assistance: up-rating for inflation in 2024-2025

    A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 86A of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  23. Winter Heating Payment: service level agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers

    Service level agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of the Winter Heating Payment.

  24. Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill: consultation

    We are committed to protecting, respecting and championing the rights of people with learning disabilities and neurodivergent people. This consultation on proposals for a Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence Bill seeks the views of everyone on how we can do this.

  25. Scottish Budget: 2024 to 2025

    The Scottish Budget sets out the Scottish Government’s proposed spending and tax plans for 2024 to 2025, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

  26. Scottish Budget 2024 to 2025: distributional analysis

    Analysis of the impact on household incomes of tax and social security decisions taken in the 2024-25 Scottish Budget.

  27. Pension Age Winter Heating Payment consultation: easy read

    This consultation is to gather evidence on people’s views of the current benefit, consider how we could improve the system already in place and ask if the policy intent set out will best meet the needs of those it aims to help.

  28. The Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023: equality impact assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of changes to Best Start Foods and how these impact on people with one or more protected characteristics.

  29. The Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023: childrens rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This childrens rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considers the impacts of changes to Best Start Foods on children's rights and wellbeing.

  30. The Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023: Fairer Scotland duty assessment summary

    Assesses the impact of changes to Best Start Foods on socio-economic inequality. This duty came into force in Scotland in 2018 and is set out in Part 1 of the Equality Act 2010. It considers issues such as low income, low wealth and area deprivation.

  31. The Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of changes to Best Start Foods on businesses, including the third sector.

  32. The Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023: childrens rights and wellbeing impact assessment – screening

    This stage 1 childrens rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considers the impacts of changes to Best Start Foods on children's rights and wellbeing.

  33. The Welfare Foods (Best Start Foods) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2023: islands community impact assessment

    This islands communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers changes to Best Start Foods in relation to the impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  34. The Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on children's rights and wellbeing.

  35. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: equality impact assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the potential effects of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on people with protected characteristics.

  36. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment (DPIA) to consider the impacts of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024.

  37. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: island communities impact assessment screening

    The island communities impact assessment (ICIA) records the rationale for the decision taken not to carry out a full impact assessment for the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024.

  38. Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024: business and regulatory impact assessment

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Social Security Information-sharing (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  39. Social Security Experience Panels: Seldom Heard research programme: wave 2 report - visual summary

    The visual summary provides an overview of findings from the main report for the second wave of the “Seldom Heard Voices” research programme. It includes findings from the Vulnerable Groups, End of Life, Carers and Care Experienced, and Survivors of Abuse strands.

  40. Take-up rates of Scottish benefits: November 2023

    This publication contains our latest estimates of take-up of Scottish benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland. An 'Easy Read' version of this publication is available in the Supporting Documents section.

  41. Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018: progress report 2022 tp 2023

    Report published under Sections 20 and 87 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 to provide an annual update on the delivery of the Scottish social security system.

  42. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: island communities impact assessment

    This island communities impact assessment (ICIA) records the rationale for the decision taken not to carry out an island communities impact assessment for the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill.

  43. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: data protection impact assessment

    This data protection impact assessment (DPIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on the use of personal data.

  44. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on the public, private and third sector.

  45. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    This equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on people with protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010

  46. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: FSDIA

    This document considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on inequalities of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage.

  47. Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) considers the potential impacts of the Social Security (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill on children's rights and wellbeing.

  48. Pension Age Winter Heating Payment (PAWHP): consultation

    This consultation is to gather evidence on people’s views of the current benefit, consider how we could improve the system already in place and ask if the policy intent set out will best meet the needs of those it aims to help.

  49. Support for the Veterans and Armed Forces Community 2023

    This report highlights our continuing support for the Veterans and Armed Forces community in Scotland and provides an update on this year’s achievements and work undertaken to improve support and access to services for our Armed Forces, Veterans and their families.

  50. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: equality impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  51. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: island communities impact assessment

    This island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the potential impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  52. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: fairer Scotland impact assessment

    Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment to consider potential impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on socio-economic inequality.

  53. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  54. Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: business regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on businesses, including the third sector.

  55. Carer Support Payment: equality impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential impacts of the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on individuals with one or more protected characteristics.

  56. Carer Support Payment: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    This Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) sets out to assess the impact of the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on children and young people. It builds on, and should be read alongside the Equality Impact Assessment.

  57. Carer Support Payment: equality impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential impacts of the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on individuals with one or more protected characteristics.

  58. Carer Support Payment: fairer Scotland duty assessment - summary

    The Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment summarises potential impacts of the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on socio-economic inequality. It builds on, and should be read alongside the equality impact assessment.

  59. Carer Support Payment: island communities impact assessment

    This island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the potential impact of the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on Scottish island communities.

  60. Carer Support Payment: business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on businesses, including the third sector.

  61. Scottish Child Payment reaches more than 316,000

    New figures show 13,000 rise in children and young people benefitting

  62. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  63. Adult Disability Payment - mobility component: consultation analysis - easy read

    Easy read version of the independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the eligibility criteria for the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP).

  64. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment

    A draft Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment considering the potential impacts of the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on socio-economic inequality.

  65. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Island Communities Impact Assessment

    A draft Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) considering the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  66. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

    A draft Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) considering the impact of the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on businesses, including the third sector.

  67. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Policy Note

    The draft policy note which accompanies the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024.

  68. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024: Draft Equality Impact Assessment

    A draft Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) considering the potential effects of the draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  69. Draft Disability Assistance for Older People (Scotland) Regulations 2024

    Draft regulations setting out the rules and eligibility criteria for Pension Age Disability Payment.

  70. Best Start Grant: service level agreement between The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers

    Best Start Grant service level agreement between The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers.

  71. Scottish Welfare Fund: action plan

    Sets out improvements to the way crisis support is delivered in Scotland.

  72. Council Tax Reduction supports over 450,000 households

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  73. Third sector to get fee for supporting people applying for disability benefits

    Supporting information from third sector organisations to be given equal consideration.

  74. More than 300,000 children receiving £25 weekly Scottish Child Payment

    Tackling child poverty head on.

  75. The Scottish Government's Medium-Term Financial Strategy

    This is the sixth Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) published by the Scottish Government and provides the context for the Scottish Budget and the Scottish Parliament.

  76. Tackling child poverty pathfinders: evaluability assessment

    An evaluability assessment of the Child Poverty Pathfinders in Glasgow and Dundee to inform the development of an evaluation plan for the Pathfinder approach. Includes an evaluability assessment report and accompanying theories of change and initial monitoring framework to support evaluation.

  77. Child poverty pathfinders - early implementation process: evaluation

    This report explores the early set-up and implementation of the Child Poverty Pathfinders. The research uses in-depth qualitative findings to understand what has been working well and what has been working less well during the development stage.

  78. More help for more families

    Income thresholds to be removed for Best Start Foods. 

  79. Personal Independence Payment: agency agreement

    Personal Independence Payment Agency Agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of people resident in Scotland.

  80. Attendance Allowance: agency agreement

    Attendance Allowance Agency Agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and the Scottish Ministers in respect of people resident in Scotland.

  81. Disability Living Allowance: agency agreement

    Disability Living Allowance Agency Agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of people resident in Scotland.

  82. Industrial Injuries Scheme benefits: agency agreement

    Industrial Injuries Scheme Agency Agreement between the Secretary of State For Work and Pensions and the Scottish Ministers in respect of benefits for people resident in Scotland.

  83. Boosting Fuel Insecurity Fund

    Support for those who need it most.

  84. Collective effort to tackle poverty

    First Minister convenes anti-poverty summit.

  85. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) Between Scottish Ministers (SM) and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (SSWP) on joint working arrangements

    Memorandum of Understanding between Scottish Ministers and Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on social security and employment services in Scotland.

  86. Scottish Household Survey 2021 - telephone survey: key findings

    A summary of the key findings from the Scottish Household Survey 2021 telephone survey.

  87. Job Start Payment: service level agreement between The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers

    Service Level Agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of Job Start Payment.

  88. Social Security - Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation: Scottish Government response - easy read

    Easy read version of the Scottish Government response to the Scottish Carer's Assistance consultation carried out between 28 February 2022 and 25 May 2022.

  89. Equality, opportunity, community: New leadership - A fresh start

    This publication sets out the First Minister’s vision for Scotland and the outcomes he and his government aim to achieve by 2026.

  90. Welcome to Scotland: a guide for Service personnel and their families - updated 2023

    Welcome to Scotland is a guide to support service personnel and their families upon their move to Scotland. Due to the moving nature of service personnel and their families they can be transferred to different bases. This booklet gives key information on what to expect when moving to Scotland.

  91. Financial support for disabled people

    New campaign promoting disability benefits launched

  92. Social security system - enhanced administration and compensation recovery: consultation analysis

    An independent analysis of responses to the consultation ‘Scotland’s social security system: enhanced administration and compensation recovery’ which ran from 4 August 2022 to 27 October 2022.

  93. Social security: consultation results - easy read

    This report is about the results of the social security consultation which ran from 4 August 2022 to 27 October 2022. The consultation asked for your views on ideas to make social security in Scotland even better.

  94. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report - easy read

    Easy read version of an interim report outlines the group’s work so far and provides a summary of possible steps towards a Minimum Income Guarantee.

  95. Minimum Income Guarantee Expert Group: interim report

    This interim report provides an outline of the group’s work to date towards defining a Minimum Income Guarantee, the context in which the policy is being developed, provide a high-level overview of direction and early thinking towards potential actions.

  96. Increase in social security benefits

    Additional support for people who need it most.

  97. Winter Heating Payment: service level agreement between The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers

    Service Level Agreement between The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of Winter Heating Payment.

  98. Calls for targeted cost of living support

    Chancellor should use “full range of powers”.

  99. Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group - beyond a safe and secure transfer: advice

    This proactive advice outlines a number of recommendations the Disability and Carer Benefits Expert Advisory Group made on the additional positive impact which disability and carer’s assistance could make, following the safe and secure transfer of all clients on to new forms of Scottish assistance.

  100. Support for kinship carers

    Kinship carers urged to check Scottish Child Payment eligibility.

  101. The Carer's Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023: policy note

    This instrument sets out the rules and eligibility criteria for The Carer’s Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023 and includes provision for transfer of benefits for individuals who live in Scotland and receive CA to Social Security Scotland and Carer Support Payment.

  102. The Carer's Assistance (Carer Support Payment) (Scotland) Draft Regulations 2023

    Where Scottish Ministers propose to make regulations under the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018, they must make proposals publicly available. This page contains draft Carer Support Payment (Scotland) 2023 regulations which were sent to the Scottish Commission on Social Security on 3 March 2023.

  103. Children and young people's voices matter: progress report - March 2023

    Report on progress made on the actions agreed at the sixth annual meeting of Cabinet members and children and young people on 1 March 2022.

  104. Scottish Child Payment: service level agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers

    Service level agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of Scottish Child Payment.

  105. 184,000 getting £25 Scottish Child Payment

    £155 million in payments since introduction in February 2021

  106. Social Security (Scotland) Act (2018): Devolved Social Security Assistance, Uprating for Inflation - A report in fulfilment of section 86A: Duty to consider effects of inflation

    A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 86A of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  107. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft business and regulatory impact assessment

    This business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on businesses, including the third sector.

  108. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft fairer Scotland duty impact assessment

    Fairer Scotland duty impact assessment to consider potential impacts of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on socio-economic inequality.

  109. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft policy note.

    Draft policy note which accompanies the Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023

  110. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023

    Draft regulations setting out improvements to the journey for young people moving from Child Disability Payment to Adult Disability Payment

  111. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft table of amendments

    Draft table of amendments which accompanies the Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023.

  112. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft island communities impact assessment

    This island communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the potential impact of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  113. Draft Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023: draft equality impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance (Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2023 on individuals with protected characteristics.

  114. Transitions to adulthood for disabled young people: literature review

    A literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Government, of existing Scottish, UK and International evidence on the experiences faced by disabled young people during their transition to adulthood. The review also explores best practice in supporting disabled young people during this time.

  115. £20m to help 400,000 people with heating costs

    New annual Winter Heating Payment begins

  116. Helping families with their living costs

    Extra funding to help offset UK Government benefit cap.

  117. £130m for disabled children since launch of benefit

    Minister urges those eligible to apply

  118. Social Security business case: February 2023 - executive summary

    View on the whole life costs and benefits of the programme, over a 30 year timeframe to 2050. (February 2023 update)

  119. Carer Support Payment to be piloted by the end of this year

    Timetable for introduction of future benefits confirmed.  

  120. Deadline for School Age Payment approaches

    Families urged to make sure they don't miss out

  121. Adult Disability Payment consultation

    Views sought on mobility element of disability benefit.

  122. Adult Disability Payment: Consultation on the Mobility Component: Easy Read

    The Scottish Government's consultation on the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment gives people the opportunity to give their views on the eligibility criteria. The findings will inform the independent review of Adult Disability Payment commencing later this year.

  123. Adult Disability Payment: Consultation on the Mobility Component

    The Scottish Government's consultation on the mobility component of Adult Disability Payment (ADP) gives people the opportunity to give their views on the eligibility criteria. The findings will inform the independent review of Adult Disability Payment commencing later this year.

  124. Independent Advocacy Service celebrates one year anniversary

    550 disabled people supported to access Scottish social security benefits.

  125. People urged to make sure they are not missing out on benefits

    Money could be available to help get through the cost of living crisis

  126. 2022 biggest year yet for Scottish social security system

    Tens of thousands more payments made                                                                                     

  127. Investing in social security

    Budget focus on child poverty.

  128. Scottish Budget: 2023 to 2024

    The Scottish Budget sets out the Scottish Government’s proposed spending and tax plans for 2023 to 2024, as presented to the Scottish Parliament.

  129. £60m for disabled children in first year of new Scottish benefit

    Minister urges those eligible to apply

  130. Best Start Grant Early Learning and School Age Payment to be made automatically

    Improvements make it easier for families to get money they are entitled to

  131. Scottish Child Payment increased

    Extension opens benefit to more than 400,000 children.

  132. 94% of clients praise Social Security Scotland staff for ‘kindness’

    More than £160 million in support paid out across 11 benefits in 2021-2022

  133. A transparent approach to benefit take-up progress

    New annual publication provides estimates of benefit take-up rates.

  134. Families urged to talk about social security payments

    Support highlighted during Challenge Poverty Week.

  135. Scottish Welfare Fund, Self-Isolation Support Grant and Discretionary Housing Payments: monthly data

    Management information on Scottish Welfare Fund and Self-Isolation Support Grants and Official Statistics on Discretionary Housing Payments to February 2024.

  136. UK mini-budget a “huge gamble on health of economy”

    Urgent meeting sought with Chancellor.

  137. Accessing help for cost of living

    New website provides ‘one stop shop’ for advice and information.

  138. Cost Crisis Programme for Government

    Scottish Child Payment increased from 14 November.

  139. Scottish Child Payment pays out £84 million

    Child poverty benefit helping 104,000 children

  140. Adult Disability Payment opens for applications nationwide

    National rollout follows successful pilots in 13 local authority areas, which began in March.

  141. Taking action on cost emergency

    Scottish Government Resilience Room convened.

  142. Adult Disability Payment increases to 7 more areas ahead of national roll out

    People in Aberdeenshire, City of Aberdeen, Fife, Moray, East Ayrshire, North Ayrshire, and South Ayrshire are now able to apply for Adult Disability Payment.

  143. Delivering on child poverty commitments

    Report details investment and actions in key areas.

  144. Rollout of Adult Disability Payment

    People in Angus, and North and South Lanarkshire can now apply.

  145. School Age Payment applications open

    Extra money to help with the costs when a child is set to start school

  146. New benefit to help with winter fuel bills

    Low Income Winter Heating Assistance will support 400,000 households.

  147. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: island communities impact assessment

    The islands communities impact assessment (ICIA) considers the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  148. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: fairer Scotland duty impact assessment

    Assesses the impact of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on socio-economic inequality. It considers issues such as low income, low wealth and area deprivation.

  149. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: equalities impact assessment

    The equality impact assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 and how it impacts on people with one or more protected characteristics.

  150. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: data protection impact assessment

    Data protection impact assessment to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022.

  151. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022

  152. Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022: business and regulatory impact assessment

    The business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance for Working Age People (Transitional Provisions and Miscellaneous Amendment) (Scotland) Regulations 2022 on businesses, including the third sector.

  153. Child Disability Payment: service level agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers

    Service Level Agreement between the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and Scottish Ministers in respect of Child Disability Payment

  154. “Significant achievement” in delivery of social security

    More than £3.9 billion to benefit 1 million people in 2022-23

  155. Child Disability Payment pays out more than £3m since launch

    Payments made to over 3,000 children and young people across Scotland.

  156. Extra support for 30,000 families

    Best Start Foods eligibility to widen 

  157. Automatic awards to make accessing family benefits simpler

    Changes planned to make sure families get support they are entitled to.

  158. Welfare reforms and child poverty

    Impact of UK Government policies on families in Scotland.

  159. Uprating the 2022 to 2023 Carer’s Allowance Supplement: letter from the Minister for Social Security and Local Government

    A letter from the Minister for Social Security and Local Government to the Convener of the Social Justice and Social Security Committee outlining how we intend to uprate the Carer’s Allowance Supplement by 6%.

  160. Scottish Child Payment doubles

    104,000 children have payment increased to £20 per week.

  161. Council Tax discounts protected under Ukraine sponsorship scheme

    Legislation to prevent households paying more.

  162. Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2022-26

    Best Start, Bright Futures.

  163. Spring Statement fails to properly tackle soaring living costs

    Finance Secretary responds to UK Government plans.

  164. Adult Disability Payment pilot opens for new applications

    Benefit now available in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.

  165. Investment in tackling child poverty

    Supporting low income households.

  166. Increase in social security benefits

    Additional support to help with cost of living.

  167. Improving disability benefits

    Ending fixed term reviews for people with lifelong conditions.

  168. Improved support for Scotland’s unpaid carers

    Plans for a new benefit.

  169. Job Start Payment: high level statistics to 31 December 2021

    High level information on applications and payments for Job Start Payment up to 31 December 2021.

  170. Nearly 82,000 carers benefit from additional double payment

    £57.6 million support for carers in 2021

  171. Scottish Child Payment Turns One

    Eligible parents urged to apply

  172. New Independent Advocacy Service opens

    Support available for disabled people to access Scottish social security. 

  173. Support with winter pressures

    Help for low income households this festive period.

  174. 2022 will be biggest year yet for new social security system

    Delivering support to thousands more.

  175. Adult Disability Payment launch dates announced

    New Applications to open in March

  176. New winter heating benefit

    Annual investment of £20 million to help low income households.

  177. Advice on household finances

    Online support for people facing financial difficulties.

  178. Doubling the Scottish Child Payment

    First Minister announces £20 payment from April.

  179. Child Disability Payment opens for applications

    Financial support for families of children with a disability available nationwide

  180. Financial help for families in need

    £41 million Winter Support Fund for low income households.

  181. Maximising incomes and increasing access to benefits

    Benefit take-up strategy published.

  182. Carer’s Allowance Supplement Bill passed

    Unpaid carers to receive double additional payment.

  183. First Ministers unite to demand Prime Minister reverses Universal Credit cut

    Calls to keep ‘lifeline’ £20-a-week uplift.

  184. Independent Advocacy Support For Disabled People

    Up to 100 jobs created to help access Scotland’s social security services.

  185. 2,000 jobs for Social Security Scotland

    Economic boost for Dundee and Glasgow.

  186. Children in families with limited resources Scotland 2017-2019

    Experimental statistics.

  187. Child Winter Heating Assistance eligibility extended

    Extra money for more than 19,400 disabled children and young people.

  188. Boost for family budgets before Christmas

    Around 148,000 children set to benefit.

  189. Social Security Scotland - workforce information: June 2021

    This Official Statistics publication presents quarterly data on the Social Security Scotland’s workforce.

  190. Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: EQIA

    An equality impact assessment (EQIA) to consider the impacts of The Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

  191. Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021: CRWIA

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of The Social Security (Claims And Payments) (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2021.

  192. Child Disability Payment opens nationally from November

    National roll-out date announced for new benefit.

  193. Scottish Child Payment helps more than 108,000 children

    New Child poverty benefit pays out £17.6 million to families in need

  194. Estimating the impact of the new definition of terminal illness for disability assistance in Scotland: research

    Estimates of the number of people who will receive disability assistance because they are terminally ill.

  195. Child Disability Payment pilot opens for new applications

    Benefit now available in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross and the Western Isles.

  196. Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: fairer Scotland duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty Assessment to consider the impacts of the Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill.

  197. Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: equality impact assessment

    An equality impact impact assessment (EQIA) to consider the impacts of the Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill.

  198. Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: business and regulatory impact assessment

    A Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) to consider the impacts of the Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill.

  199. Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A children's rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Carer's Allowance Supplement (Scotland) Bill.

  200. Child Disability Payment Amendment Regulations: draft island communities impact assessment

    The Islands Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) considers the Disability Assistance For Children And Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 in relation to their impacts on people living in the Islands under Section 8 of the Islands (Scotland) Act 2018.

  201. Child Disability Payment Amendment Regulations: draft fairer Scotland assessment

    Assesses the impact of the Disability Assistance For Children And Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 on socio-economic inequality. It considers issues such as low income, low wealth and area deprivation.

  202. Child Disability Payment Amendment Regulations: draft child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    A child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) to consider the impacts of the Disability Assistance For Children And Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021.

  203. Child Disability Payment Amendment Regulations: draft business and regulatory impact assessment

    The Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment (BRIA) considers the impact of the Disability Assistance For Children And Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 on businesses, including the third sector.

  204. Child Disability Payment Amendment Regulations: draft equality impact assessment

    The Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) considers potential effects of the Disability Assistance For Children And Young People (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2021 and how it impacts on people with one or more protected characteristics.

  205. Adult Disability Payment: consultation analysis

    Our analysis of responses to the consultation on Adult Disability Payment regulations undertaken between 21 December 2020 and 15 March 2021.

  206. Best Start Grant boost for parents

    Financial support for school costs and healthy foods.  

  207. Scottish Child Payment helps nearly 79,000 young people

    New benefit to tackle child poverty pays out £3.6 million since February.

  208. Latest Scottish Welfare Statistics published

    An Official Statistics Publication.

  209. Helping communities recover from the pandemic

    Commitment to tackle inequality.

  210. Welfare Advice and Health Partnerships

    Over £3 million for money advice services in GP surgeries.

  211. Homelessness and Universal Credit

    Report outlines link to people losing their homes.

  212. Homelessness and Universal Credit: research report

    A range of literature indicates that various features of Universal Credit can result in homelessness and a number of correlations between homelessness and Universal Credit can be observed in the data.

  213. First families receive Scottish Child Payments

    52,000 applications approved.

  214. Young people helped with costs of new job

    695 helped in first four months of new scheme

  215. Recruitment to support disability payments

    Opportunities available in all local authority areas.  

  216. Financial help for families in need

    More than £14 million awarded to low income households.

  217. Tackling food insecurity and poverty

    Response to United Nations call for urgent action.

  218. Social Security assistance - effects of inflation: report 2020-2021

    A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 77 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  219. Helping to warm homes this winter

    First award through £7 million fuel poverty fund.

  220. 56,000 parents apply for Scottish Child Payment

    Thousands have applied for the new payment for children aged under six

  221. £600,000 for young carers

    Over 2000 young carers receive Young Carer Grant.

  222. Adult disability payment: consultation

    Consultation on the draft regulations for Adult Disability Payment, a new Scottish benefit which will replace Personal Independence Payment and be delivered by Social Security Scotland.

  223. Over £2.5 million for families of disabled children

    13,000 Child Winter Heating Assistance payments made.

  224. New benefits help families

    Report shows positive impact of Best Start Grant payments.

  225. Social Security Experience Panels: annual report 2020

    This is the third annual report from the Social Security Experience Panels programme, covering the key activities and outputs from 2020.

  226. Extra support for families on low incomes

     £3.3 million to help children’s charities this winter

  227. Child Disability Payment pilot areas announced

    Initial applications to be taken in three local authority areas.

  228. Social Security Scotland feedback: statistics to 30 September 2020

    Report covering feedback received by Social Security Scotland since it was introduced on 4 September 2018 until 30 September 2020.

  229. Carer's Allowance Supplement: evaluation

    This report presents findings from the evaluation of Carer’s Allowance Supplement.

  230. Carer's Allowance Supplement - evaluation: qualitative research (annex A)

    This report presents findings from qualitative research conducted by Ipsos MORI Scotland as part of the wider evaluation of Carer’s Allowance Supplement

  231. Supporting Scotland’s unpaid carers

    Report on Carer’s Allowance Supplement.

  232. £540 million in benefit payments since launch of new system

    Social Security Scotland reports on its first full financial year

  233. Social Security (Act) 2018: progress report 2019 to 2020

    This report is published under Section 20 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 which requires Scottish Ministers to report annually on the performance of the Scottish social security system.

  234. Winter support fund for families and children

    £100 million package will help communities at risk.

  235. More people can claim Self-Isolation Support Grant

    Help extended to parents of children self-isolating.

  236. Social Security Experience Panels - panel members: full report - 2020 update

    This report provides demographic information about the Social Security Experience Panels. It also summarises feedback from panel members about their experiences of being a member of the panels and how this could be improved.

  237. Social Security Experience Panels - panel members: visual summary – 2020 update

    This summary provides demographic information about the Social Security Experience Panels. It also summarises feedback from panel members about their experiences being a member of the panels and how this could be improved.

  238. Social Security Experience Panels - ethnic minorities: report

    This report is on research with ethnic minority groups about their past experiences of social security and the barriers that exist to them in accessing support. It provides information about the steps Social Security Scotland is taking to help overcome these barriers.

  239. Social Security Experience Panels - ethnic minorities: visual summary

    This summary is on research with ethnic minority groups about their past experiences of social security and the barriers that exist to them in accessing support. It provides information about the steps Social Security Scotland is taking to help overcome these barriers

  240. £8.7 million funeral support

    Thousands get help to cover funeral costs

  241. Impact of withdrawing emergency benefits

    Report shows 60,000 Scots face poverty as result of UK cuts.

  242. Child Disability Payment to be introduced next summer

    Update on delivery timeline for devolved benefits.

  243. Devolved nations call for joint effort to reach those in need

    Letter urges UK-wide benefit strategy.

  244. Benefits for carers and disability assistance at May 2020: summary statistics

    Updated quarterly statistics for Carer’s Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Severe Disablement Allowance claimants in Scotland.

  245. Job Start Payment: high level statistics to 30 September 2020

    Information on applications and payments for Job Start Payment from 17 August 2020 to 30 September 2020.

  246. Draft Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations

    Draft Disability Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations with explanatory note.

  247. Applications to open early for Scottish Child Payment

    Parents encouraged to apply now.

  248. New benefit system to offer short term assistance

    Payment introduced to protect people when challenging benefit decisions.

  249. Carer's Allowance Supplement: equality impact assessment

    The aim of Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) is to improve outcomes for carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance (CA) by providing some additional financial support. It is intended to have a positive impact on the 72,942 carers in Scotland who are in receipt of CA.

  250. Carer's Allowance Supplement: child rights and wellbeing impact assessment

    The Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS) will increase Carer’s Allowance (CA) (£64.60 per week ) to the rate of Jobseeker’s Allowance (£73.10 per week ). It will be paid as two six month lump sums a year (each of around £221) to carers aged 16 and over in receipt of CA in Scotland.

  251. Scottish Commission on Social Security: interim report

    Interim Report by the Scottish Commission on Social Security (SCoSS). The report details what SCoSS does, its duties and functions, introduces the Board and details the work SCoSS has undertaken to date. SCoSS’ values and visions are explained and there are links to all of SCoSS' reports.

  252. Face covering exemption cards launched

    Supporting everyone to feel safer.

  253. Social Security policy position paper - Scottish Child Payment: maximising take-up

    Our approach to maximising the take-up of the Scottish Child Payment.

  254. Crisis grants soar in lockdown

    More support for people on low incomes.

  255. Child Winter Heating Assistance payments to start

    Extra money for more than 14,000 disabled children.

  256. Stop to ‘traumatic’ disability assessments

    New approach to ensure dignity, fairness and respect.

  257. Benefit for young carers enters second year

    People urged to check if they are eligible to apply again.

  258. Social security experience panels: cold spell and winter fuel payment - visual summary

    Findings from research with Social Security experience panels members on the new cold spell heating assistance and winter heating assistance.

  259. Social Security experience panels: cold spell and winter fuel payment – report

    Findings from research with Social Security experience panels members on the new cold spell heating assistance and winter heating assistance.

  260. New grant for those self-isolating

    Supporting people to do the right thing.

  261. A step closer to tackling poverty

    Social Security Administration and Tribunal Membership (Scotland) Bill passes Stage 3.

  262. Scottish Child Payment could support up to 194,000 children

    Forecasts suggest around 24,000 additional children will qualify

  263. Draft Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020

    Updated draft regulations setting out how we will use devolved powers to make an annual payment to children and young people with disabilities to support with the increased winter heating costs they incur.

  264. Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020: response to report

    Response to Scottish Commission on Social Security’s scrutiny report on Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020.

  265. Social Security experience panels: appointees - visual summary

    Outlines the Social Security Experience Panels' experiences of the appointee process and how this should work for Social Security Scotland’s clients

  266. Social Security experience panels: appointees - report

    Outlines the Social Security Experience Panels' experiences of the appointee process and how this should work for Social Security Scotland’s clients.

  267. New benefit to help with heating costs

    Extra support for families of disabled children.

  268. Action to tackle child poverty

    Scottish Child Payment to start in February.

  269. Social Security experience panels: others speaking to Social Security Scotland for clients - visual summary

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey on the process for someone else being able to contact Social Security Scotland on behalf of a client.

  270. Social Security experience panels: others speaking to Social Security Scotland for clients - main report

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey on the process for someone else being able to contact Social Security Scotland on behalf of a client.

  271. Social Security experience panels: paying benefits into different bank accounts - main report

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey on paying benefits into different bank accounts.

  272. Social Security experience panels: paying benefits into different bank accounts - visual summary

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey on paying benefits into different bank accounts.

  273. Social Security experience panels: Personal Independence Payment health assessments part two - visual summary

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey on the current and future health assessment process for Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

  274. Social Security experience panels: carer benefits - visual summary

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey to help design carer benefits in Scotland.

  275. Social Security experience panels: carer benefits - main report

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey to help design carer benefits in Scotland.

  276. Social Security experience panels: fraud investigation notifications – visual summary

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in focus groups if they thought Social Security Scotland should tell clients if they have been investigated for fraud.

  277. Job Start Payment: Fairer Scotland Duty summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty summary for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  278. Job Start Payment: island screening assessment

    Island screening assessment for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  279. Job Start Payment: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  280. Job Start Payment: CRWIA

    Child rights and wellbeing impact assessment (CRWIA) for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  281. Job Start Payment: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) for Job Start Payment - The Scotland Act 1998 (Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2020.

  282. Extra funding to support low income families

    Scottish Welfare Fund payments rise to £37.6 million.

  283. Families to be alerted to additional financial support

    A first for social security in Scotland.

  284. Mainstreaming equality outcomes: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the public consultation on Social Security Scotland's first equality strategy which ran between 7 November 2019 to 6 February 2020.

  285. Action needed to help renters

    UK government urged to strengthen social security system.

  286. Extra funding to support tenants

    £5 million for Discretionary Housing Payments.

  287. Social Security experience panels: decision making and reviewing an award - main report

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey and focus groups on decision making for disability benefit applications.

  288. Social Security experience panels: gathering supporting information - visual summary

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey on gathering supporting information for disability benefit applications.

  289. Social Security experience panels: gathering supporting information - main report

    Outlines the Social Security experience panel's views expressed in a survey on gathering supporting information for disability benefit applications.

  290. More than 110,000 Universal Credit claims since coronavirus outbreak

    People urged to access all available support

  291. Young Carer Grant: high level statistics to 29 February 2020

    High level information on Young Care Grant, including statistics on the number of applications received, processed, and authorised, as well as the value of payments made up to 29 February 2020.

  292. Update on devolved benefits

    Priority will be to deliver Scottish Child Payment.

  293. Coronavirus (COVID-19) - update on devolved benefits: Cabinet Secretary speech

    Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP's update on devolved benefits to the Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 1 April 2020.

  294. Tenants to be given extra protection

    Emergency Scottish legislation in response to coronavirus.

  295. Families should move to Best Start Foods

    Healthy Start vouchers stop issuing in Scotland on 31 March.

  296. 16 year olds will no longer need to apply for PIP in Scotland

    New powers used to pay children up to the age of 18.

  297. Funds awarded to maximise benefit take-up

    26 groups across Scotland share £600,000.

  298. Budget delay risks action on child poverty

    Range of measures to help those who need it most is dependent on budget passing.

  299. Devolved social security benefits: stakeholder engagement toolkit

    This toolkit is being reviewed.

  300. Vehicles to meet disabled people’s needs

    Motability Scheme accredited to provide wide choice of vehicles at affordable rates.

  301. Social Security Fraud: Code of Practice for Investigations

    Document setting out how Social Security Scotland will conduct investigations into benefit fraud and use the Social Security Assistance (Investigation of Offences) (Scotland) regulations 2020.

  302. Budget heralds landmark in social security powers

    £3.4 billion will go directly to people in Scotland who need it the most.

  303. Social Security Programme Business Case

    View on the whole life costs and benefits of the programme, over a 30 year timeframe to 2050.

  304. Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods: high level statistics to 31 December 2019

    Information on applications and payments for Best Start Grant from 10 December 2018 to 31 December 2019 and Best Start Foods from 12 August 2019 to 31 December 2019.

  305. New ways to apply for children and young people disability benefits

    Position paper sets out a range of improvements.

  306. Social security assistance - effects of inflation: report

    A report on the impact of inflation on devolved social security assistance as required under section 77 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018.

  307. Scottish Budget 2020-21

    Tackling the climate emergency and protecting public services.

  308. Young Carer Grant extended

    Most vulnerable young people now eligible.

  309. Funeral Support Payment to be increased

    Extra help to pay for funerals.  

  310. Social Security Advocacy Service Standards: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses from the consultation on the Social Security Advocacy Service Standards held between 11 July and 7 October 2019.

  311. Social Security Advocacy Service Standards: consultation response

    Our response to the consultation on Social Security Advocacy Service Standards.

  312. Large increase in crisis grants paid out

    Low income families provided with more than £3 million in one quarter to cover emergencies.

  313. Majority of disability benefit claims refused by UK Government

    Analysis shows tens of thousands of people have completely lost their disability benefits since 2013.

  314. 170,000 children eligible for new benefit

    Applications will be taken in advance for Scottish Child Payment to help with expected high demand.

  315. Austerity hits housing benefit

    UK welfare cuts leave families struggling to pay rent.

  316. Welfare reform - housing and social security: second follow-up paper

    A report following the 2019 Annual Report on Welfare Reform focusing on the impact of UK Government Social Security policy on housing.

  317. Scottish benefit take-up strategy: easy read version

    Easy read version of the first Scottish benefit take-up strategy.

  318. Devolved social security benefits: stakeholder engagement toolkit

    Overview of the delivery of devolved benefits, delivery timetable, factsheets and information on spreading the word about devolved benefits.

  319. Fairer Scotland Action Plan

    Low income households helped through targeted support.

  320. Devolved benefits: evaluating the policy impact

    A strategy for evaluating the policy impact of the social security benefits devolved to Scotland.

  321. Carers to receive extra cash by Christmas

    Next Carer’s Allowance Supplement to be paid mid-December

  322. Social Security Scotland: insights research findings to June 2019

    Social Security Scotland client and staff insights research findings for the period September 2018 to June 2019.

  323. Low income families helped

    Scottish Welfare Fund provides grants to those most in need.

  324. Reform to disability payments will reduce anxiety and stress

    Consultation supports proposals for person-centred approach.

  325. Social Security Experience Panel - advocacy standards: visual summary

    Findings from research among Social Security Experience Panel members on the subject of advocacy standards.

  326. Social Security Experience Panels: Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children - visual summary

    Social Security Experience Panel members’ and other people’s experiences of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children.

  327. Social Security Experience Panels: disability benefit names

    Social Security Experience Panels members' views on renaming disability benefits when they are transferred from the UK Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.

  328. Social Security Experience Panels: disability benefit names - visual summary

    Social Security Experience Panels members' views on renaming disability benefits when they are transferred from UK Department for Work and Pensions to Social Security Scotland.

  329. Social security - benefit take-up strategy: Fairer Scotland Duty summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty assessment of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 - Benefit Take-up Strategy - October 2019.

  330. Social security: benefit take-up strategy

    This take-up strategy is the first to be published under the provision of the Social Security (Scotland) Act.

  331. Social security improvements

    Monitoring to be introduced to assess progress.

  332. Social Security Charter: measurement framework

    The Charter measurement framework document and a short user guide describing how the framework was made and how it will be used.

  333. Social Security Charter measurement framework: co-design process

    The process we undertook to co-develop a measurement framework that will show how well we are preforming against the Social Security Charter.

  334. Social Security Charter measurement framework: visual summary of the co-design process

    A short summary report, using images, to show how the social security Charter Measurement Framework was co-designed with people with lived experience of the social security system.

  335. New fund to improve benefit take-up

    Support for third sector organisations delivering Scotland’s new benefits system.

  336. New benefit for young carers

    16-18 year-olds to get cash support from next week.

  337. First step to new Scottish Child Payment

    Plans for the creation of new benefit outlined.

  338. Scottish Child Payment: updated position paper - October 2019

    Policy and delivery developments to date on the Scottish Child Payment.

  339. Carers strategic policy statement: consultation

    The Carers Strategic Policy Statement is intended to maximise the benefits from national policies and approaches intended to support carers (including major ongoing reforms such as implementation of the Carers (Scotland) Act and the development of our new social security powers for carers). It aims to do this by connecting a wide range of existing policies.

  340. Social Security Scotland (Act) 2018: progress report 2018-2019

    This report is published under Section 20 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act 2018 which requires Scottish Ministers to report annually on the performance of the Scottish social security system.

  341. New jobs benefit to launch next Spring

    Cash boost for unemployed young people.

  342. New funeral payment launches

    Scottish Government delivering sixth social security benefit.

  343. Impact of UK welfare cuts revealed

    Scottish families facing fall in income.  

  344. New funeral benefit to launch

    Improved financial support to help with bereavement costs

  345. Scottish Child Payment ahead of schedule

    Eligible families to start receiving new benefit next year.

  346. Accessible Vehicles and Equipment Scheme: request for information

    We are seeking to engage with providers of cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs to deliver an affordable leasing scheme for individuals in receipt of disability benefits.

  347. Best Start Grant pays out nearly £13 million

    Families getting more support under new system.

  348. Timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements: consultation analysis

    Analysis of the consultation on timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of terminally ill persons. This analysis will help inform the development of the terminal illness regulations under the Carers Act 2016.

  349. Social Security Experience Panels: case transfer survey and interview findings - visual summary

    Visual summary of the Panels' views expressed in interviews and a survey on benefits case transfer process from UK Government Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to Social Security Scotland.

  350. Social Security Experience Panels: designing the benefits case transfer process

    Panels' views expressed in interviews and a survey on benefits case transfer process from UK Government Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to Social Security Scotland.

  351. Social Security Experience Panels: Personal Independence Payment health assessments

    Panels' views expressed in a survey on Personal Independence Payment health assessments.

  352. Social Security Experience Panels: Personal Independence Payment assessments and expenses - visual summary

    Visual summary of Panels' views expressed in a survey on Personal Independence Payment health assessments.

  353. Planning your own funeral: guide

    Guide to planning your own funeral including help with costs.

  354. Social security: independent analyst's report on consultation on the investigation of offences regulations

    Independent analysis of the consultation responses received in relation to the nvestigation of offences regulations and the code of practice for investigations.

  355. Social security: response to consultation on draft investigation of offences regulations

    Response to the main views expressed in the report on the consultation on the draft investigation of offences regulations and the code of practice for investigations, outlining where the draft code of practice has been updated and highlighting areas within the draft investigation of offences regulations that are being reviewed.

  356. 336,000 households helped in times of crisis

    Scottish Welfare Fund annual spend hits £35 million.

  357. 100 more jobs for new social security service

    Social Security Scotland announces first major recruitment drive in Glasgow.

  358. Devolved social security benefits: stakeholder engagement toolkit

    This toolkit contains an overview of the delivery of devolved benefits, delivery timetable, factsheets and information on spreading the word about devolved benefits.

  359. Advocacy help for benefit applicants

    Creating a fairer system for all.

  360. Creating a fairer social security system

    People with lived experience to have their say.

  361. Job Grant: analysis of consultation responses

    Analysis of responses to our consultation on Job Grant, a new benefit to support young people moving back into employment.

  362. Young Carer Grant: response to Scottish Commission on Social Security

    Our response to Scottish Commission on Social Security regarding their recommendations about the draft regulations of Young Carer Grant.

  363. Young Carer Grant: island communities impact assessment

    An assessment into the potential impacts that Young Carer Grant may have on island and rural communities.

  364. Young Carer Grant: response to Scottish Commission on Social Security

    Our response to Scottish Commission on Social Security regarding their recommendations about the draft regulations of Young Carer Grant.

  365. New £10 benefit targets child poverty

    Children under six set to gain from 2021.

  366. Income supplement: ministerial statement

    Statement from Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell to the Scottish Parliament.

  367. Scottish Child Payment: position paper - June 2019

    Process of development of the Scottish Child Payment and the expected policy impacts it will have.

  368. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report (2018 to 2019)

    The first annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  369. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex C

    Annex C: ethnicity breakdowns, where possible, for the Child Poverty Measurement Framework indicators.

  370. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex B

    Annex B: trends over time for each of the Child Poverty Measurement framework indicators, and which of the four child poverty targets each indicator influences.

  371. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex A

    Annex A: child poverty evaluation strategy.

  372. Scottish Child Payment: position paper - June 2019

    Process of development of the Scottish Child Payment and the expected policy impacts it will have.

  373. Income supplement: analysis of options

    Analysis undertaken to inform the development of the income supplement policy, a flagship commitment in our Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan for 2018-2022.

  374. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex C

    Annex C: ethnicity breakdowns, where possible, for the Child Poverty Measurement Framework indicators.

  375. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex A

    Annex A: child poverty evaluation strategy.

  376. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report - Annex B

    Annex B: trends over time for each of the Child Poverty Measurement framework indicators, and which of the four child poverty targets each indicator influences.

  377. Tackling child poverty: first year progress report (2018 to 2019)

    The first annual progress report for 'Every child, every chance: tackling child poverty delivery plan 2018-2022'.

  378. Scottish Child Payment: position paper - June 2019

    Process of development of the Scottish Child Payment and the expected policy impacts it will have.

  379. Extra Support for Young Carers

    New benefit for eligible teenagers to launch this autumn.

  380. Young Carer Grant regulations: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis report detailing the findings of the 2018 Young Carer Grant consultation on the draft regulations.

  381. Young Carer Grant consultation: our response

    The Scottish Government's response to the Young Carer Grant consultation stakeholder responses.

  382. Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme pilot: quantitative research

    Findings from a survey conducted by Survation with a selection of Scottish adults on attitudes to funeral savings and a proposed government-supported Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme.

  383. Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme pilot: qualitative research - full report

    This focus group research was conducted by Progressive Partnership with a selection of Scottish adults on attitudes to funeral savings and a proposed government-supported Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme (IFSS).

  384. Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme pilot: qualitative research - main findings

    Main findings from focus group research conducted by Progressive Partnership with a selection of Scottish adults on attitudes to funeral savings and a proposed government-supported Incentivised Funeral Savings Scheme (IFSS).

  385. More financial support for carers

    Carers get more support in Scotland than rest of UK

  386. New School Payment launches

    Full Best Start Grant package now available.

  387. Discretionary Housing Payments

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  388. Best start grant for young asylum seekers

    Pregnancy and baby benefit will not jeopardise immigration status.

  389. Scottish Welfare Fund: statutory guidance May 2019

    The Scottish Welfare Fund (SWF) aims to provide a safety net to people on low incomes through Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants.

  390. Funeral costs guidance: consultation response

    Response to the consultation of Scottish Government guidance on funeral costs.

  391. Funeral costs guidance: island communities impact assessment

    Island Communities Impact Assessment of Scottish Government guidance on funeral costs.

  392. Funeral costs guidance: Fairer Scotland Duty summary

    Fairer Scotland Duty assessment of guidance on funeral costs.

  393. Funeral costs guidance: equality impact assessment results

    Equality Impact assessment of guidance on funeral costs.

  394. Funeral costs: guidance

    Guidance on funeral costs published under Section 98 of the Burial and Cremation (Scotland) Act 2016.

  395. Funeral cost guidance published

    Recommendations to make clear cost information available.

  396. Benefits assessment service design underway

    Contract awarded to support design of social security assessments.

  397. Social Security Experience Panels: overpayments

    This report outlines the Social Security Experience Panels views expressed in a survey about overpayments.

  398. Social Security Experience Panels: overpayments visual summary

    This visual summary outlines the Social Security Experience Panels views expressed in a survey about overpayments.

  399. Social Security Experience Panel: Scottish Welfare Fund experiences

    This report outlines the Social Security Experience Panel Members views expressed in a survey about their experiences of the Scottish Welfare Fund.

  400. Social Security Experience Panels: attendance allowance discovery

    This report explores Experience Panel member views on claiming Attendance Allowance.

  401. Social Security Experience Panels: attendance allowance discovery visual summary

    This report details the findings from Experience Panels research into Attendance Allowance. The report explores views around applying for Attendance Allowance, awareness of the benefit and perceptions on what the benefit is for.

  402. Funeral Expense Assistance: research findings visual summary

    This summary outline the research on the interviews conducted with the experience panel members and other user groups on Funeral Expense Assistance.

  403. Social Security Experience Panels: Scottish Welfare Fund experiences summary

    This summary outlines the Social Security Experience Panel Members views expressed in a survey about their experiences of the Scottish Welfare Fund.

  404. Best Start Grant applications flood in

    Social Security Secretary welcomes interest in new benefit.

  405. Meeting the social security challenge

    Work to do but plans in place to deliver benefits system.

  406. Emergency funds paid out to 326,000 households

    Financial help in time of crisis.

  407. New benefit pays out £3.5 million in first three months

    More than 9,700 families receive Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby payment.

  408. New Best Start Grant Payment to open

    £250 benefit starts Monday and will be fourth new social security benefit.

  409. Thousands of Scots benefiting from new social security powers

    Social Security Scotland makes almost £200m of payments

  410. Social Security Experience Panels: agency buildings - visual summary

    This report details the key themes from research into social security client expectations on agency buildings, facilities and privacy.

  411. Social Security Experience Panels: agency buildings

    This report details the key themes from research into social security client expectations on agency buildings, facilities and privacy.

  412. Social Security Experience Panels: communicating by phone - visual summary

    This report considers client’s views on contacting Social Security Scotland by phone.

  413. Social Security Experience Panels: communicating by phone

    This report considers client’s views on contacting Social Security Scotland by phone.

  414. Social Security Experience Panels: Social Security Scotland staff - visual summary

    This report details the themes and findings from research into client expectations of staff members working for Scotland’s social security agency.

  415. Social Security Experience Panels: Social Security Scotland staff

    This report details the themes and findings from research into client expectations of staff members working for Scotland’s social security agency.

  416. Social Security Experience Panels: agency recruitment - visual summary

    This report considers views on recruitment processes, perceptions of the Civil Service and how recruitment can be made more accessible.

  417. Social Security Experience Panels: agency recruitment

    This report considers views on recruitment processes, perceptions of the Civil Service and how recruitment can be made more accessible.

  418. Social Security Experience Panels: Carer's Allowance Supplement - letters

    This report outlines experiences of Carer’s Allowance and views relating to the introduction of Carer’s Allowance Supplement.

  419. Social Security Experience Panels: Carer's Allowance Supplement letters - visual summary

    This visual summary outlines experiences of Carer’s Allowance and views relating to the introduction of Carer’s Allowance Supplement

  420. Scottish Welfare Fund: budget allocations 2019-2020

    Scottish Welfare Fund local authority budget allocation figures for 2019 to 2020.

  421. Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group: review

    An independent review of the Disability and Carers Benefits Expert Advisory Group.

  422. Free personal and nursing care: questions and answers

    Information on the extension of free personal care for people under the age of 65.

  423. Building better Disability Assistance benefits

    Consultation starts on delivering a fairer system.

  424. Disability Assistance awards and entitlement: policy position paper

    Our position on the principles we are adopting to determine the duration of awards and automatic entitlement.

  425. Industrial Injuries Disabled Benefit: policy position paper

    Our position on the transfer of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (IIDB).

  426. Support for carers: policy position paper

    Sets out the next steps for carer benefits in Scotland.

  427. Short Term Assistance (STA): policy position paper

    Our position on assistance available where a continuing payment has been reduced or stopped.

  428. Delivery of disability and carer benefits: policy position paper

    Sets out our rationale around delivery and sequencing of benefits.

  429. Disability Assistance qualifying periods: policy position paper

    Our position on qualifying periods for each form of Disability Assistance.

  430. Cold Spell and Winter Heating Assistance: policy position paper

    Sets out our position on winter benefits.

  431. Severe Disablement Allowance: policy position paper

    Our position on the continued delivery of Severe Disablement Allowance (SDA).

  432. Terminal illness and Disability Assistance: policy position paper

    Our position and progress in developing a new definition of terminal illness.

  433. Social security case transfer: policy position paper

    Sets out our approach to transferring existing benefits from the DWP to Social Security Scotland.

  434. Delivery of disability assistance to start in 2020

    Timetable for remaining devolved benefits outlined.

  435. New Social Security jobs to deliver face to face benefits service across the country

    100 staff to help those who need it most by the end of the year.

  436. Draft guidance on funeral costs consultation: analysis of responses

    Independent analysis of responses to our public consultation about draft guidance on funeral costs.

  437. Best Start Grant pays out £2.7m

    More paid out in two months than DWP paid in a full year.

  438. Health and Social Care integration: progress review

    Final report from the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care reviews the progress and draws together the proposals for ensuring the success of integration.

  439. Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  440. Best Start Grant to help youngsters

    New benefit to be introduced from June.

  441. Consultation on timescales for adult carer support plans and young carer statements for carers of terminally ill persons

    Consultation paper to seek views on and help inform regulations to prescribie timescales for the completion of adult carer support plans and young carers statements, for carers of terminally ill persons under the Carers (Scotland) 2016 Act.

  442. Funeral Expense Assistance

    New benefit will increase eligibility by around 40%.

  443. Funeral Expense Assistance regulations: our response to consultation

    Our response to consultation on Funeral Expense (Scotland) Regulations 2019 that will replace the UK Government’s Funeral Expenses Payment (FEP) in Scotland.

  444. Funeral Expense Assistance: BRIA

    Business and regulatory impact assessment (BRIA) of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  445. Funeral Expense Assistance: EQIA

    Equality impact assessment (EQIA) of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  446. Funeral Expense Assistance: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    Fairer Scotland Duty assessment of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  447. Funeral Expense Assistance: islands impact assessment

    Islands communities screening assessment of Funeral Expense Assistance (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  448. Best Start Grant: Fairer Scotland Duty assessment

    Summary of the Fairer Scotland Duty assessment that was undertaken with regards to the Early Years Assistance (Best Start Grants) (Scotland) Regulations 2019.

  449. Supporting young people into jobs

    Grant will help with costs of starting work.

  450. Treating everyone with dignity and respect

    Social security charter laid for the approval of the Scottish Parliament.

  451. Developing the Social Security Charter: co-design process

    Report on the process used for development of the Scottish Social Security Charter.

  452. Developing the Social Security Charter: visual summary

    Visual summary of a co-design process for development of the Scottish Social Security Charter.

  453. Sally Witcher named as Chair of new Social Security Commission

    New body will provide independent and expert scrutiny.

  454. £125 million to combat UK austerity

    Scottish Government helps thousands hit by benefit cuts.

  455. New baby benefit makes first payments

    Parents welcome improved support.

  456. Discretionary Housing Payments

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  457. Cashless at Christmas

    Claimants face lengthy wait for payment.

  458. Help for low income families

    Pregnancy and Baby Payment applications open on Monday 10 December.

  459. Funeral Expense Assistance regulations: consultation analysis

    Independent analysis of responses to consultation on draft regulations to implement Funeral Expense Assistance (FEA) in Scotland by summer 2019.

  460. Social Security Experience Panels: agency opening hours - visual summary

    Panel members' views on the opening times and contact preferences for Social Security Scotland.

  461. Social Security Experience Panels: agency opening hours

    Panel members' views on the opening times and contact preferences for Social Security Scotland.

  462. Early learning and childcare service model for 2020: consultation analysis

    Analysis of responses to the joint Scottish Government and COSLA consultation on the new Early Learning and Childcare service model for 2020.

  463. Offering flexibility to Universal Credit recipients

    Thousands of Scots exercising their choices.

  464. Emergency funding helps over 300,000 households

    Helping people through difficult times.

  465. Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  466. Universal Credit failings must be addressed in UK Budget

    Call for halt of UC roll-out repeated. 

  467. Social Security Experience Panels: who is in the panels

    Demographic information about the make-up of the Experience Panels and their feedback on participating in the research so far.

  468. Social Security Experience Panels: who is in the panels - visual summary

    Summary of demographic information about the make-up of the Experience Panels and their feedback on participating in the research so far.

  469. Over 75,000 carers receive new payment

    Carers welcome much needed cash boost.

  470. Shocking impact of welfare cuts revealed

    UK Government urged to end benefits freeze.

  471. UK welfare cuts pushing more families into poverty

    New report shows devastating impact of UK Government cuts.

  472. Social Security Scotland to deliver disability assessments

    No private sector involvement in process.

  473. Recognising the value of young carers

    Consultation on new benefit.

  474. National review of care allowances: consultation report

    This report provides the findings of a consultation exercise carried out as part of a national review of care allowances.

  475. More money for parents

    New benefit will be paid more than six months ahead of schedule.

  476. National review of care allowances: final report and recommendations

    A national review of Care allowances was carried out between November 2017 and August 2018. Here is a report on the findings of that review along with 12 recommendations.

  477. Extra financial support for carers

    Scotland’s new public service to make first social security payments.

  478. 40 more social security jobs for Dundee

    Application process begins next week.

  479. Social security experience panels: personal independence payment discovery - visual summary

    The report summarises the results of the Personal Independence Payment Discovery Research which took place in late 2017 and early 2018 with a number of Experience Panel members and others.

  480. Best Start Grant - visual summary of research findings

    The report summarises the results of the Best Start Grant Alpha research involving Experience Panel members and other user groups.

  481. More transparency on funeral charges

    Guidance on funeral costs.

  482. Draft statutory guidance on funeral costs: consultation

    This consultation document seeks views on draft statutory guidance on funeral costs for local authorities, burial and cremation authorities and funeral directors.

  483. Social security fraud investigation regulations and code of practice: consultation

    Consultation paper on Investigation of Offences regulations and a Code of Practice for Investigations under Sections 75 and 76 of the Social Security (Scotland) Act.

  484. Nearly 300,000 households helped by emergency funding

    Fund helps low income households through difficult times.

  485. Building a better social security system

    Shirley-Anne Somerville visits Peebles CAB office.

  486. Social security payments on track despite UK Government delays

    Department of Work and Pensions urged to deliver on its commitments.

  487. More people to get funeral cost support

    New funeral benefit available to 50% more people

  488. Funeral Expense Assistance regulations: consultation

    Consultation on the draft regulations to implement Funeral Expense Assistance (FEA) in Scotland by summer 2019.

  489. Helping people plan for funerals

    Funeral planning training helps advisers offer support

  490. Impact of UK Government welfare cuts

    New report highlights effects on housing. 

  491. Final vote on Social Security (Scotland) Bill

    Legislation to establish Scottish social security.

  492. Social Security Scotland local services

    Recruitment commences for jobs to provide support in communities.

  493. No time limit for terminally ill people

    New amendment to Social Security (Scotland) Bill

  494. Right to advocacy extended

    Independent services for disabled people

  495. Social security progress

    “Good early progress” highlighted by Auditor General

  496. Investment in families

    Best Start Grant regulations consultation

  497. Social Security Scotland recruitment

    80 new social security jobs available in Dundee.

  498. Future-proofing social security

    Commitment to inflation-linked payments

  499. Universal Credit Scottish Choices eligibility extended

    More flexibility to help people manage their money.

  500. Support for low income families

    Scottish Welfare Fund helps hundreds of thousands of households.

  501. Scottish Welfare Fund Statistics

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  502. Need for more Universal Credit flexibility

    More than 2,500 people take up Scottish Universal Credit choices 

  503. Scottish Commission on Social Security

    New independent body to hold system “to account”.

  504. More social security rights

    Social security applicants guaranteed support.

  505. Steps taken to make social security more local

    Agreement reached with COSLA.

  506. Discretionary Housing Payments

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  507. Support for carers: social security position paper

    Part of a series of papers setting out the Scottish Government's position on issues relating to the Social Security (Scotland) Bill.

  508. NHS in Scotland 2017

    NHS reform progressing well and patient satisfaction is high.

  509. Social security IT contract awarded

    Major system to support delivery of first benefits.

  510. Universal Credit roll-out

    Choices for Scottish claimants begin.

  511. Joint call to halt broken Universal Credit system

    Local and Scottish Government demand assurance from UK Government.

  512. Social security agency

    FM confirms locations in Dundee and Glasgow.

  513. Increasing benefit uptake

    Round-table meeting to agree next steps.

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