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  • Social Security Payments Increase

    Created: 01/04/2022, Updated: 03/04/2022

    Social Security Minister Ben MacPherson recently announced increased payments for low-income households and carers as the cost of living continues to rise. Eight of the benefits delivered by Social Security Scotland will now increase by 6%.

    Benefits and assistance including Job Start Payment, Young Carers Grant, Funeral Support Payment and Carer’s Allowance Supplement were due to be increased by 3.1% for 2022/23. Subject to parliamentary approval, the increases will now be almost doubled to 6%. In addition, the three Best Start Grant payments, which were not previously planned to increase, will also now be increased by 6%, and Child Winter Heating Assistance, which was previously set to rise by 5%, will now also rise by 6%.

    From 01 April 2022, Scottish Child Payment will double from £10 per week per child to £20.

    The new payment rates are on the Social Security Scotland website.

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