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The latest news from Social Security Scotland


Social Security Scotland service throughout Covid-19

24 March 2020

We are working hard to protect our service so that we can continue making payments to people who need them.

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Information on recruitment and new starts

24 March 2020

Information about recruitment and people due to start working at Social Security Scotland.

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Families should move to Best Start Foods

17 March 2020

Healthy Start vouchers stop issuing in Scotland on Tuesday 31 March. The new Best Start Foods payment card replaced the UK Government’s Heal...

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Our latest workforce information statistics are out

17 March 2020

Today, our latest workforce statistics were published, covering quarterly data to the end of December 2019. These publications let us know i...

International Women's Day 2020

Celebrating International Women's Day

9 March 2020

International Women's Day is a global awareness day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and high...

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Funeral Support Payment pays out £2.3 million since launch

3 March 2020

Payment amount to increase for applications received from April