A north-east charity which supports deaf and blind people is offering them support accessing benefits.
Plans to abolish the additional £20-a-week Universal Credit payment could push more than 60,000 Scots into poverty, the Scottish Government has warned.
Scottish disability benefits are to be rolled out from next year, the Social Security Secretary has said.
More needs to be done to help struggling families claim the Scottish child payment as applications open for the new benefit, the Scottish Greens have said.
A new payment being brought in by the Scottish Government to tackle child poverty will help families struggling as a direct result of the coronavirus pandemic, Nicola Sturgeon said.
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.
The Scottish Conservatives are backing footballer Marcus Rashford’s campaign for free school meals in England, the party’s leader has said.
Families of disabled children will receive a new winter heating benefit.
Scotland’s new social security service will be able to offer services from its base in Aberdeen.
Disabled people applying for benefits from the new Scottish social security system will not be subjected to “degrading” assessments involving private sector firms, ministers have pledged.
More than 150,000 children across Scotland will benefit from extra funding to extend free school meals over the Christmas and Easter holidays, the social security secretary has announced.
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.
Applications for a new payment to support those on low incomes to self-isolate will open on October 12, the Social Security Secretary has announced.
MSPs have unanimously backed a Bill which sets out rules for dealing with fraud in Scottish benefit payments.
Community groups and other organisations which have helped vulnerable people during the pandemic are being invited to share their views on how to build a “fairer Scotland”.
The new Scottish Child Payment will support 155,000 children after it launches, according to a forecast by the Scottish Fiscal Commission (SFC).
Placements on a new leadership course for up to 50 people from ethnic minorities will be funded by the Scottish Government.
Families with children who receive the highest rate of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) will be entitled to an extra £200 this winter.
The upheaval of Brexit will be a challenge for universities when attracting or retaining world-class lecturers, a Scottish Government minister has said.