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The latest news from Social Security Scotland

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Best Start Grant turns one

10 December 2019

Social Security Scotland is marking the first anniversary of our Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment.

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Carers to receive extra cash by Christmas

21 November 2019

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

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Equality Outcomes consultation launched 

7 November 2019

The consultation on our draft equality outcomes opened today (7 November) and we are seeking people’s views.

Charter Measurement Framework

24 October 2019

The Charter Measurement Framework introduced measures that will be used to assess our progress in delivering the Scottish social security s...

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New benefit for young carers

21 October 2019

The Young Carer Grant launched on Monday 21 October and is available for 16, 17 and 18 year-olds who spend an average of 16 hours caring for...

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Funeral Support Payment now open for applications

11 October 2019

Funeral Support Payment is now live and we are taking applications by post, Freephone and online for this new benefit.