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Welfare Fund to fill gaps

April 19 2017
 Angela Constance. ©  Scottish Government Angela Constance. © Scottish Government
Fund is to be extended to support young people at risk from HB changes

The Scottish Welfare Fund is to be extended beyond its original end date to support young people at risk from changes to housing benefit.

Following 1 April, people aged ?18 to 21 will no longer be entitled?to housing benefit unless they have special circumstances like a disability or a dependent child.

Scottish Social Security Secretary Angela Constance told Scottish Housing News that "the policy will clearly lead to a rise in the level of homelessness among that age group."