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The latest news from Social Security Scotland

Care Day 2020

Welcoming our first Care Leaver interns

21 February 2020

Creating opportunities for people who have experienced care. Today marks Care Day - an international celebration of the Care Experienced com...

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Carer’s Allowance Supplement pays out £36 million in 2019

18 February 2020

Extra cash in the pockets of Scotland’s carers. Over 159,000 Carer’s Allowance Supplement payments were made in June and December last year.

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The latest statistics on Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods

11 February 2020

New figures have been released today on Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods covering the period 10 December 2018 to 31 December 2019.

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Job Start Payment roadshow events for stakeholders

6 February 2020

A new payment is launching this spring to help young people with the costs associated with the transition into employment after a period of ...

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180 more jobs with Social Security Scotland

29 January 2020

Social Security Scotland is recruiting for up to 180 new roles as we prepare to start delivering disability benefits later this year.

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170,000 children eligible for Scottish Child Payment

16 January 2020

Applications to be taken in advance for Scottish Child Payment