Information from West Dunbartonshire Council

Dear Stakeholder


Hope this finds you well.


Please see the link to our latest Newsletter    Social Security Scotland – September Newsletter         which has information about all the latest developments including ….


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This week marks the second birthday of Social Security Scotland.  We were formally established as an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government on 1 September 2018.


Child Winter Heating Assistance

Regulations were laid last week for our new benefit – this is a payment of £200 to families with the most seriously disabled children to help with winter fuel costs.



REMINDER about our Pregnancy and Baby Payment which is one of 3 payments that give extra money to low income families during the early years of a child’s life.



NEW  Scottish Child Payment

This new payment which has just been announced is likely to generate significant demand so we’re inviting people to submit applications from November onwards.


Independent Advocacy Service

On Tue 30th June the Scottish Government launched an independent advocacy service to support disabled people to access benefits. 

This hyperlink will take you to the Independent Advocacy Service Factsheet which is designed to help you share information on the new service with people who need it.


Please use this hyperlink to visit our Social Security Scotland  website for lots more information including lots of  Stakeholder Resources for your use.


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any additional information or clarification on any matter.





Social Security Scotland

Ground Floor

220 High Street


G4 0QW

Working Days Mon-Thursday






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