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Benefits and grants

Includes information on benefits, funds and grants, including Child Benefit and tax credits.

  1. Low Income Pandemic Payment

    A one-off payment of £130 to help with increased costs and lost income due to coronavirus.

  2. Self-Isolation Support Grant (£500)

    If you're a low income worker and told to self-isolate you could get a £500 Self-Isolation Grant. You apply through your local council.

  3. Help with living costs - Scottish Welfare Fund

    Apply for a Crisis Grant or Community Care Grant to help with costs if you have an emergency or need some help living in your community.

  4. Funeral Support Payment

    Find out more about the Funeral Support Payment and burial costs.

  5. Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods

    How to apply for the School Age Payment, Early Learning Payment, Pregnancy and Baby Payment and a prepaid card to buy healthy food.

  6. ILF Scotland Transition Fund

    The ILF Scotland Transition Fund provides money to young people living with disabilities to help them become independent and continue to spend more time with other people.

  7. Job Start Payment

    Find out how to apply for Job Start Payment.

  8. Young Carer Grant

    How to apply for Young Carer Grant, what happens after you've applied and how to get help from Social Security Scotland.

  9. Child Winter Heating Assistance

    Find out about Child Winter Heating Assistance, when it is paid and how to apply if the child does not live in Scotland.

  10. Scottish Child Payment

    Find out about Scottish Child Payment, who can get it and how to apply.

  11. Carer's Allowance Supplement

    Find information on Carer's Allowance Supplement, including what it is, who can get it and how it's paid.

  12. If your circumstances change

    When and how to tell Social Security Scotland that your circumstances have changed.

  13. Social Security Scotland

    Apply for a Social Security Scotland benefit or find out what to do if you've already applied and need some more help.

  14. Help with money for parents

    Find out what help you can get with money if you're pregnant or you have children.

  15. How to find out what benefits you can claim

    If you're not sure what help you can get, find out what benefits you can claim or where you can get further support.

  16. Help with money if you're disabled

    Includes information on Disability Living Allowance for children, Child Disability Payment, and Carer's Allowance Supplement.

  17. Heating and housing benefits

    Get help with energy bills and housing costs.

  18. Benefits and help with money after someone dies

    How the death of your husband, wife, civil partner or child affects your benefits, tax and pension. Includes Bereavement Payment, Bereavement Allowance and other benefits.

  19. Benefit overpayments

    Find information on how to repay any benefits you've been overpaid, including what to do if you cannot afford to pay it back or if you disagree with the decision.

  20. Your benefit is transferring to Social Security Scotland

    Find out what happens to your Disability Living Allowance for Children when it is replaced by Child Disability Payment.

  21. Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland

    Find out about changes to Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland and what you need to do if your child will soon be 16 years old.

  22. Child Disability Payment

    How to apply for Child Disability Payment, what happens after you've applied and how to get help from Social Security Scotland.

  23. Short-term assistance

    Find out how you can claim Short-term assistance from Social Security Scotland.

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