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Social Security Scotland statistics: publications


This is the collection for statistics relating to Social Security Scotland, including publications about specific benefits, feedback, workforce and equalities analysis.

Further information about reporting at Social Security Scotland, including social research, is available from the Social Security Scotland reporting webpage.

Benefits for carers and disability assistance

Carer's Allowance, Disability Living Allowance, Attendance Allowance and Severe Disablement Allowance statistics are published quarterly in parallel with the Department for Work and Pensions. Carer’s Allowance Supplement statistics are published twice a year following each round of payments.

Child Disability Payment is a replacement of the Disability Living Allowance for Children in Scotland, which was previously delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions. It provides money to help with the extra care and mobility costs that a child living with a disability might have. Statistics are published quarterly.

Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods Statistics

The Best Start Grant is made up of three possible payments. It provides parents or carers who get certain benefits or tax credits with financial support during the key early years of a child's life.

Social Security Scotland analytical performance report

Annual summary of performance of Social Security Scotland.

Child Winter Heating Assistance statistics

Child Winter Heating Assistance is an automatic payment for children and young people under 19 who get the highest rate of the care component of Child Disability Payment or Disability Living Allowance, or the enhanced rate of the daily living component of Adult Disability Payment or Personal Independence Payment.

Winter Heating Payment statistics

Winter Heating Payment provides consistent and dependable annual support to assist low-income households with their heating expenses each winter. This includes older people, disabled people and families who are responsible for children under the age of five or disabled children.

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