The latest news from Social Security Scotland
New advocacy service launches
30 June 2020
A new Scottish Government advocacy service launched today to support disabled people to access Social Security Scotland benefits.
Young Carer Grant pays out over £370k since launch
30 June 2020
Over 1,200 young carers in Scotland have qualified for the Young Carer Grant according to the latest statistics published today.
Extra payment to help carers during coronavirus
3 June 2020
In recognition of the additional pressure that unpaid carers are under at this time, the Scottish Government will be making a Coronavirus Ca...
Parents encouraged to apply for Best Start Grant School Age Payment
1 June 2020
We are encouraging eligible parents of children aged four and five to apply for School Age Payment. The one-off £250 payment is currently op...
A further way for our clients to contact us
6 May 2020
Since the outbreak of coronavirus we have been working in different ways to help efforts to slow the spread, whilst continuing to support ou...
Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods pay out £26.6 million since launch
5 May 2020
New figures have been published on Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods. In total, we paid £26.6 million to clients up to 31 March 2020. Th...