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New Social Security Benefits Devolved to Scottish Government - SCOTLAND ONLY


Social Security - (Have a good read of the link but always check on 'Latest' and 'Policy actions' as well to see what changes are happening)


How we are using our new social security powers to create a Scottish social security system with dignity and respect at its heart.


Benefits for Carers Link: (includes - Carers and Social Security, Carer's Allowance Supplement, Coronavirus Carer's Allowance Supplement, Young Carers Grant)


How the Scottish Government is improving benefits for carers.


Disability Assistance link: (includes - Child Disability Payment (CDP) replaces (DLA Child), Adult Disability Payment replaces (PIP), Pension Aga Disability Payment replaces (AA)


Information on social security benefits for disabled people and people with ill health.


Adult Disability Payment Legislation Unanimously Approved Link:


New benefit available in pilot areas from 21 March


Best Start Grant Link: (includes - Pregnancy and Baby Payment, Early Learning Payment, School Age Payment)


The Scottish Government is introducing the Best Start Grant to increase support for lower-income families with young children.


Funeral Support Payment Link:


The Scottish Government is introducing the Funeral Support Payment to provide critical support to people at a difficult time.


Heating Cost Help Link: (includes - Winter Fuel Payment, Cold Weather Payment, Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020)


Benefits paid by the Scottish Government to help certain people with the cost of heating their home.


Winter Heating Assistance for Children and Young People (Scotland) Regulations 2020 link:


Updated draft regulations setting out how we will use devolved powers to make an annual payment to children and young people with disabilities to...


Housing Cost Support Link: (includes - Housing Benefit, Universal Credit, Discretionary Housing Payments, Support for Mortgage Interest, The Bedroom Tax, Support for 18-21 year olds)


Scottish Government action to mitigate the effects of the UK Government's Welfare Reform.


Job Start Payment Link:


Scottish Government information on helping young people meet the costs of moving into the workplace after being out of paid work.


Scottish Child Payment Link


Social security benefit for low income families with children under six.


Scottish Welfare Fund Link: (includes - Crisis Grants, Community Care Grants)


Information on the income-related benefits for which we are responsible.


Terminal Illness Link:


How we are working to ensure that terminally ill individuals in Scotland get the support they need, when they need it.



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