Linda White

Written 4 posts

Senior Engagement Manager, Social Security Policy and Delivery Division

Best Start Grant set to replace the Sure Start Maternity Grant

28th April 2017

The Scottish Government will become responsible the Sure Start Maternity Grant, currently administered by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having your first child and available to recipients, or partners of recipients on a qualifying benefit. If…

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Industrial injuries. Are you thinking coal mines and factories, farms and quarries?

26th April 2017

Guest blog from the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) The Scottish Government will become responsible for the Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefits (IIDB) currently taken care of by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Individuals may have applied for, or been awarded these benefits for disablement because of an accident at work, or because of one of…

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Ill Health and Disability Benefit in the Spotlight

5th April 2017

We are now into week five of our recruitment drive for the Experience Panels and more than 1000 volunteers have now registered to take part. We’re delighted to have had such a positive response. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered and all of the organisations helping us! Read the 1,000 down, 1,000 to go blog post….

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New Universal Credit powers to be used to meet needs of people of Scotland

31st January 2017

Universal Credit payments in Scotland are to become more frequent and adaptable, as new social security powers are set to be used by the Scottish Government. Tenants will also have the choice of having the housing element of Universal Credit payments made directly to landlords and this new flexibility will be available for tenants in the private…

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