Council tenants in Dundee will see rents rise by an inflation-busting minimum of 3% next year - while a hardship fund to help those struggling financially will nearly double.
Nearly half of claimants hit by the benefits freeze cannot afford essentials such as rent, bills and food, new data has revealed.
An alleged benefits cheat who said she could not walk without help ran 10,000 metres dressed as Santa, a trial has heard.
Social Security Scotland is on the search for additional office space in Dundee.
A Kelty woman fraudulently obtained £8,000 in benefits by falsely claiming her husband was unemployed, a court has been told.
A Dundee Sheriff said being "in difficulty" was no excuse for stealing as he jailed a shoplifter who pleaded poverty.
A spurned benefits claimant threatened to "smash" Dundee Job Centre and its staff in what one employee described as the worst incident she's witnessed in 20 years.
A Tayside berry farmer, who was last year forced to ditch 60 tonnes of crops because of a lack of labour, has called for unemployed people living on benefits to be allowed to pick fruit.
A Fife woman admitted obtaining almost £47,000 by benefit fraud over a period of three years.