The Scottish Government are now delivering 13 benefits through Social Security Scotland, 7 of which are only available in Scotland.
Payments are now underway for the Winter Heating Payment which will provide around 400,000 low-income households with a reliable £50 payment to help with their heating costs.
Commenting Fiona said:
“I welcome the news that the Scottish Governments Winter Heating Payment will provide support for around 400,000 low-income households.
“This payment will provide much needed support for households in my Constituency and across Scotland as we continue to deal with the energy price crisis. The Winter Heating Payment will provide guaranteed financial support no matter the weather and is a payment that people across Scotland can rely on.
“The Scottish Government are also now providing 13 benefits through Social Security Scotland, including the Scottish Child Payment, which will provide eligible families with £100 every four weeks to help towards the costs of looking after each child under 16.
“I would encourage all of my Constituents to visit the Social Security Scotland website to check if they are eligible for support from the Scottish Government.”
Link to Social Security Scotland website – https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/benefits