Social Security payments increase to help Scotland’s communities

Social Security payments increase to help Scotland's communities

Social Security payments increase to help Scotland’s communities

In a move aimed at bolstering support for vulnerable groups across Scotland, all Scottish social security benefits are set to increase by 6.7% in April.

Social Security Scotland has published the updated payment rates for their benefits on their website. This rise will extend vital assistance to disabled individuals, unpaid carers, and those on low incomes, benefiting over 1.2 million people.

Among the notable increases, the Scottish Child Payment, helping families of over 327,000 children, will now stand at £26.70 per child per week.

Additionally, the highest rate of Adult Disability Payment will see recipients receive £184.30 per week. Furthermore, the Carer Support Payment, Scotland’s latest benefit, has been elevated to £81.90 every four weeks. Initially launched in three local authorities last year, it is expected to be available across Scotland by Autumn 2024.

The cost of uprating benefits in 2024-25 amounts to £370 million, indicative of the government’s proactive stance towards social security. A comprehensive range of benefits is administered through Social Security Scotland, including:

  • Scottish Child Payment
  • Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment
  • Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment
  • Best Start Grant School Age Payment
  • Best Start Foods
  • Adult Disability Payment
  • Child Disability Payment
  • Child Winter Heating Payment
  • Carer’s Allowance Supplement
  • Carer Support Payment (currently available in Dundee, Perth & Kinross, and Western Isles)
  • Young Carer Grant
  • Child Winter Heating Payment
  • Winter Heating Payment
  • Funeral Support Payment
  • Job Start Payment

The increase in social security payments signifies a crucial step towards providing essential support to vulnerable individuals and families across Scotland. For those seeking guidance on benefits, entitlements, or benefit checks, our dedicated advisors at are available to assist. Contact us at 0808 8000 9060 or engage in a live chat on our website for personalised support and information.