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The latest news from Social Security Scotland

Supporting people through Covid-19

Re-determination and appeals timescales extended

14 April 2020

On Wednesday 1 April, the Scottish Parliament approved emergency legislation to help businesses, public services and people through the ongo...

COVID-19

Making sure people impacted by Covid-19 get our support

14 April 2020

On Wednesday 1 April, the Scottish Parliament approved emergency legislation to help businesses, public services and people through the ongo...

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Young Carer Grant pays out over £280,000 since launch

7 April 2020

Statistics on Young Carer Grant have been published today including the number of applications received, processed and authorised, as well a...

Changes to carers benefits

7 April 2020

An update for the 100,000 carers we support with carer’s allowance supplement.

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Clients can now send in evidence online

3 April 2020

You can now send us your evidence electronically to support your application for Social Security Scotland benefits.

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Benefit payments are increasing

1 April 2020

Carer’s Allowance Supplement, Young Carer Grant and Funeral Support Payment are increasing. The new ‘uprated’ figures were announced during...