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Benefits and tax credits for lone parent students

April 2021
This factsheet sets out the main social security benefits and tax credits that lone parents may be able to claim during a course of education.

Benefits for new refugees

April 2021
This factsheet is for people who have been granted refugee status, indefinite leave to remain, humanitarian protection or discretionary leave – as long as one of these applies to you, you have the same rights to benefits as UK nationals.

Campaigners welcome growing support for doubling of Scottish child payment

29 March 2021
Child poverty campaigners today welcomed growing support across the political spectrum for the next Parliament to at least double the value of the Scottish child payment. The policy call has been at the centre of campaigns by the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) in Scotland and a broad coalition of children’s charities and anti-poverty campaigners

SCORSS Holyrood Manifesto 2021 published today

29 March 2021
We are proud to have contributed to the SCORSS 2021 Holyrood manifesto

New IPPR Scotland report reinforces case for doubling value of the Scottish Child Payment at start of next Parliament

26 March 2021
New IPPR Scotland report reinforces case for doubling value of the Scottish Child Payment at start of next Parliament. Families are falling way below the income that the public believe is socially acceptable. Campaigners welcome think tank’s recommendation to  “Double the value of the Scottish Child Payment at the start of the next Parliament, and again to £40 p/w by the end of the term”

New official poverty statistics reveal ‘utterly dismaying’ rise in child poverty in Scotland and across UK – even before pandemic hit

25 March 2021
New official poverty statistics reveal ‘utterly dismaying’ rise in child poverty in Scotland and across UK – even before pandemic hit. But Scottish child poverty targets can be met if Scottish child payment is increased, and ‘at the very least doubled as vital next step,’ say campaigners

Disability assistance

Disability benefits are devolved to the Scottish Government and replacements are in development.

Introduction to welfare rights

23 March 2021
It's back! Our hugely popular Introduction to welfare rights course returns in September..

Best start foods

A new payment card for pregnant women and families with a child under 3 in Scotland