dissabled children

Applications are open for child disability payments in Scotland

by George Joseph

A new plan for disabled children is opening across Scotland. The plan aims to provide support for the extra costs that a disabled child might have. Disabled children under the age of 18 can benifit from this new funding. Applications are active from this Monday onwards.

PC: Support for parents with dissabled children/ Action for Chidren

Three out of five places in the whole UK with majority of disabled children are in Scotland. Caring for them is a huge responsibility and lots of money involved. All these rely on families.

As per the survey report of Caring more than most, there are 641,500 disabled children and young people under the age of 20 in the UK. Dundee city has the second most percentage of disabled children with a LLTI(37%) in the UK. Inverclyde (33%) and Glasgow are in 3rd and 4th respectively.

The plan consists of two components, one for care and one for mobility, each of which have three different levels of payment. Lowest payment comes with a weekly rate of 23.70 pounds. Middle and high payments come with a weekly rate of 60.00 and 89.60 respectively.

Ben Macpherson, Minister for Social Security, Scotland said; ” I am really pleased that child dissability payment is now available to eligible families all over the Scotland. ” He added, ” This is a significant milestone in the introduction of our new social security system. Families who find themselves in need of support will be able to access this help in a way that suits them best.”

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