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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.

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14 page PDF

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Social security assistance - effects of inflation: report
Annex A

14 page PDF

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Annex A

Devolved Social Security Assistance Rates 2020-2021

Weekly rates unless otherwise shown.

Carer's Allowance Rates 2019-20 (£) Rates 2020-21 (£)
Carer's Allowance 66.15 67.25
Carer's Allowance Supplement (bi-annual) 226.20 230.10
Carer's Allowance Earnings Threshold 123.00 128.00
Earnings limit: Child dependency increase payable with Carer's Allowance (for first child) 240.00 245.00
Earnings limit: Child dependency increase payable with Carer's Allowance (for each subsequent child) 32.00 33.00
Child Dependency Increases payable with CA 11.35 11.35

Grants or one-off payments

Young Carer Grant Rates 2019-20 (£) Rates 2020-21 (£)
Young Carer Grant (annually) 300.00 305.10
Funeral Support Payment Rates 2019-20 (£) Rates 2020-21 (£)
standard rate for other expenses element 700.00 1,000.00
other expenses element where there is a funeral plan 120.00 122.05
removal of implanted medical devices 20.00 20.35
Best Start Grant (BSG) Rates 2019-20 (£) Rates 2020-21 (£)
BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment (1st Child Payment) 600.00 600.00
BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment (Subsequent Child Payment & Extra Payment for Twins/Triplets) 300.00 300.00
BSG Early Learning Payment and School Age Payment 250.00 250.00

Weekly rates (up to the age of 3)

Best Start Foods Rates 2019-20 (£) Rates 2020-21 (£)
During pregnancy and between the ages of 1 and 3 4.25 4.25
From birth until 1 year old 8.50 8.50

Contact

Email: veronica.smith@gov.scot