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Benefits and grants

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

  1. Benefit calculators

    You can use an independent benefits calculator to check what benefits you could get, how to claim and how your benefits will be affected if you start work.

  2. Cost of Living Payments

    If you get certain benefits or tax credits check if you can get the £650 Cost of Living Payment, £150 Disability Payment or the £300 Winter Fuel Payment.

  3. Self-Isolation Support Grant (£225)

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

  4. Scottish Welfare Fund - help with living costs

    Apply for a Crisis Grant to help with costs if you have an emergency such as getting access to food or heating. You can apply for a Community Care Grant if you need help living in your community.

  5. Funeral Support Payment

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Job Start Payment

    Find out how to apply for Job Start Payment.

  9. 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.

  10. Carer's Allowance Supplement

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

  11. Scottish Child Payment

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

  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. 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.

  21. Child Disability Payment

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

  22. Adult Disability Payment

    Adult Disability Payment is extra money to help you if you have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your everyday life.

  23. Supporting information for disability benefits

    How Social Security Scotland uses supporting information to make decisions about disability benefits.

  24. Extra support if you get a disability payment

    How to apply for extra benefits and services if you get Child Disability Payment or Adult Disability Payment.

  25. Short-term Assistance

    Find out how you can apply for Short-term Assistance from Social Security Scotland.

  26. Your benefit is moving to Social Security Scotland

    Find out what happens to your Department for Work and Pensions benefit if it's moving to Social Security Scotland.

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