Legislation approved to support Afghan resettlement in Scotland

Social Security Minister Ben Macpherson

SOCIAL Security Minister Ben Macpherson has commented on legislation approved in Parliament to support people coming to Scotland as part of the Afghan Resettlement Scheme.

Mr Macpherson said: “The Scottish Government is supporting the UK Government’s scheme to relocate and resettle people evacuated from Afghanistan.

“We want to welcome and support people who are settling in Scotland and provide assistance and services they will need from the day they arrive.

“We have changed legislation to ensure people have immediate entitlement to Scottish social security benefits they are eligible for as they look to rebuild their lives in our communities.”

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