Kaukab Stewart MSP has said "the SNP are showing every day that the best decisions are those made in Scotland, for Scotland" after new figures show £829 million in financial support has been provided through Social Security Scotland's five family payments. This includes the game-changing Scottish Child Payment which supports over 329,000 children, with over [...]

2024-05-29T11:13:34+00:00May 29th, 2024|Social security|0 Comments


Kaukab Stewart, SNP MSP for Glasgow Kelvin, has highlighted that from the start of April everyone who receives support from Social Security Scotland will see an increase in the amount of assistance they receive. In the 2024/25 Scottish budget, despite cuts from Westminster the SNP prioritised helping those who need it the most - which [...]

2024-04-02T12:50:04+00:00April 2nd, 2024|Social security|0 Comments

New Adult Disability Living Allowance will support 13,140 people in Glasgow

Kaukab Stewart MSP has said the new Scottish Adult Disability Living Allowance will ensure that up to 13,140 people in Glasgow will benefit from “an approach rooted in dignity, fairness and respect” with Social Security Scotland providing a total of 15 support payments.   Under the Scottish Government’s proposals, those in Scotland who currently receive [...]

2024-03-28T10:54:58+00:00March 28th, 2024|Social security|0 Comments

Social Security Scotland – building a benefit system to tackle inequality

Last week I read an article in the Daily Record that really rankled with me. It was about the new Social Security Scotland system being developed by the Scottish Government to deliver a range of benefits. Some of these benefits we are taking over from the UK Government, and some are brand new benefits, like [...]

Are you claiming all the benefits you are entitled to?

Last week I had the pleasure of visiting Advice Direct Scotland in my constituency, where I learned that every year £20 billion of benefits entitlement across the UK goes unclaimed, including a staggering £1.7 billion in pension credit alone. Advice Direct Scotland has created a free online tool for anyone in Scotland to check their [...]

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