Extra support for families of disabled children

The Scottish Government will lay legislation to enable delivery of the new Child Winter Heating Assistance.

This is the first disability benefit to be introduced using new social security powers.

Families with children in receipt of the highest rate care of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) Child will receive an extra £200 to help with their heating costs.

These payments will be made automatically to eligible families through Social Security Scotland. This benefit is on track to be delivered this winter.