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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.

Housing Benefit

Get help with your Housing Benefit claim and find out what to do if you have any problems.

Working and child tax credits

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.

Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

Check if you can get 'new style' 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.

Pension Credit

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.

Income Support

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.

Food banks and other crisis help

Finding a food bank and getting other crisis help in your area.

Help with your Council Tax - Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction is a reduction you may be able to get on your council tax if you're on a low income.

Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods

Find out about the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods - Scottish benefits to help parents and carers on low incomes with the costs of having a child in the family. They can also be claimed during pregnancy.

Scottish Child Payment

Find out about the Scottish Child Payment, a Scottish benefit for parents and carers on low incomes who have a child under six.

Job Start Payment

Find out about Job Start Payment and who can get it.