Benefits and payments
Information about benefits, payments or support with work.
Cost of Living Payments 2023 to 2024
You could get payments due between spring 2023 and spring 2024 if you get tax credits, low income or disability benefits or if you're a a pensioner.
Scottish Child Payment
If you're on a low income, you could get a weekly payment of £25 for every child you look after under 16 years old.
Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods
You could get payments from Social Security Scotland to help towards the costs of being pregnant or looking after a child.
You could get Universal Credit if you're on a low income, out of work or cannot work.
You could get Pension Credit if you're over State Pension age and on a low income.
You could get £69.70 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.
Carer's Allowance Supplement
Carer's Allowance Supplement is an extra payment to help carers in Scotland who get Carer's Allowance.
Scottish Welfare Fund
You could get a Crisis Grant if you need financial help in an emergency or a Community Care Grant if you need help living in your community.
Funeral Support Payment
Funeral Support Payment can help pay for funeral costs. It will not usually cover the full cost of a funeral but can help towards it.