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New Scottish benefits
Over the next few years, Social Security Scotland will take on responsibility for an increasing number of new Scottish benefits. This includes Child Disability Payment, which will start to replace new claims for Disability Living Allowance in Scotland during 2021.
The Scottish government has negotiated certain changes to the way Universal Credit is paid in Scotland, and new rules were introduced in September 2020 that see young people in Scotland continue to receive Disability Living Allowance (DLA) until they turn 18.
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You can also read about financial support from councils in Scotland.