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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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Social security assistance - effects of inflation: report
6. Inflation-adjusted figures

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6. Inflation-adjusted figures

Under section 77 of the Act there is a requirement to calculate the inflation-adjustedfigures for all devolved assistance in Part 2, Chapter 2 which are in effect which are Young Carer Grant, Funeral Support Payment and Best Start Grant. The inflation-adjusted figures are provided in Table 1. The 2019-20 levels for these benefits have been uprated with the September 2019 CPI (1.7%).

Table 1 - Assistance covered by Section 77 of the Act

Benefit 2019-20 levels Inflation-adjusted levels
Young Carer Grant £300.00 £305.10
Funeral Support Payment (£700 rate) £700.00 £711.90
Funeral Support Payment (£120 rate) £120.00 £122.05
Funeral Support Payment (£20 rate) £20.00 £20.35
BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment (1st Child Payment) £600.00 £610.20
BSG Pregnancy and Baby Payment (Subsequent Child Payment & Extra Payment for Twins/Triplets) £300.00 £305.10
BSG Early Learning Payment and School Age Payment £250.00 £254.25

Note: rounding to the nearest 5p is applied

6.1 Table 2 presents inflation-adjusted figures for the other devolved assistance that are not covered by section 77. Carer's Allowance is to be uprated through powers under UK legislation as a requirement of the Agency Agreement and Carer's Allowance Supplement is to be uprated through section 81 of the Act. The inflation-adjusted levels have been calculated using September 2019 CPI (1.7%).

Table 2 - Assistance not covered by Section 77 of the Act

Benefit 2019-20 levels Inflation-adjusted levels
Carer's Allowance (weekly rate delivered under Agency Agreement) £66.15 £67.25
Carer's Allowance Supplement (bi-annual rate) £226.20 £230.10

Note: rounding to the nearest 5p is applied


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