Guide

Benefits and help with money after splitting up

Last updated: 18 July 2017

Getting help

Speak to Scotland's Financial Health Service if you need help with money after a divorce or separation.

You can also get free help from:

Benefits

The type and amount of benefits you're able to get can change if:

  • you're getting divorced
  • ending a civil partnership
  • breaking up with someone you live with

If you're already claiming benefits

You might be able to claim more money.

If you're not claiming benefits

You might be able to make a new claim if you're on a low income.

Find out more about benefits that can help

If you're claiming benefits and you break up with someone, you should mention this when claiming, for example tell your local council or HMRC. Get help from a benefits adviser if you're unsure.

You might also be able to claim a discount on your Council Tax if you now live on your own.

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