Help if on a low income
Find out what help you can get if you are on a low income.
This could be help with living costs, rent, council tax, free prescriptions or school meals. For emergency expenses, there are one off payments from the Social Fund.
Find out if you can get working or child tax credits and how to claim. If you have a tax credits overpayment find out how to challenge the decision.
Check if you can get JSA - and how much you could get - while you look for a full-time job. If your JSA has stopped or been reduced, find out how to challenge the decision.
Find out if you can get Pension Credit and how much you could get. If your Pension Credit has stopped or you have an overpayment, find out how to challenge the decision.
Find out if you can get Income Support and how much you could get. If your Income Support has stopped or you have an overpayment, find out how to challenge the decision.
Extra help you could get if your benefit payments aren’t giving you enough to live on or have stopped. Find out how to apply for help from your local authority or an interest-free budgeting loan.
Finding a food bank, or other locally run 'banks' such as baby bank, uniform or suit bank and getting other crisis help in your area.
Find out about the Pregnancy and Baby Payment - a new Scottish benefit to help parents and carers on low incomes with the costs of having a child in the family.