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  • Scottish Social Security - Independent Advocacy Service opens

    Created: 25/02/2022

    Disabled people are now able to access a new advocacy service to get help applying for Social Security Scotland benefits.
     
    The support is available to disabled people applying for any of our current and future benefits including Child Disability Payment and Adult Disability Payment.
     
    It also covers advocacy support for disabled people to access payments for families with children, people who need help to pay for a funeral, carers and young people entering the workplace.
     
    This service will be delivered by the charity VoiceAbility and is entirely independent of the Scottish Government and Social Security Scotland.
     
    The Scottish Government has committed up to £20.4 million over the next four years to the provision of the new Independent Advocacy Service.
     
    To enable them to deliver this service, VoiceAbility will create up to 100 new advocacy jobs across the country over the next four years, with a head office and dedicated training centre in Glasgow.

    Further information is available in this downloadable .pdf, which is supported in multiple languages.




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