The number of people in Aberdeen applying for crisis grants has almost doubled compared to last year.
Scottish Welfare Fund
Hard-up Scots received a record high of more than £2.5 million in emergency grants in the first full month of lockdown, new figures have shown.
Free school meals in Scotland will be extended to cover upcoming holidays, the Social Security Secretary has announced.
The Scottish Government is lobbying the Treasury to make the new self-isolation payment exempt from tax.
A support fund awarding a £500 payment to low earners who are forced to self-isolate has opened for applications.
Only customers who need urgent help from staff will still be able to use the drop-in service to speak to advisors in council buildings.
Local authorities in the north-east have been handed almost £3 million to help those in need.
More than 900 people in Aberdeen have been handed emergency cash because of late benefits.
Around 1,000 people in the north-east have been forced to apply for emergency cash because of a delay in their benefits, new figures show.
Preparations are under way for the roll-out of a benefit which has previously led to a rise in the number of people applying for crisis loans.