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Parents can get £250 to help cover school costs

4 August 2020

Families across Scotland are being encouraged to check if they qualify for the Best Start Grant School Age Payment as schools re-open next w...

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Restarting recruitment

30 July 2020

Social Security Scotland will be restarting recruitment activities as, along with the rest of Scotland, we continue the transition out of th...

£29.7 million paid out since the launch of Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods

£29.7 million paid out since the launch of Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods

28 July 2020

New figures have been published on Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods. In total, we paid £29.7 million to clients up to 31 May 2020.

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Update on our telephone service

9 July 2020

We are taking incoming calls from 9am to 3pm

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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.

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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.