Scotland | CPAG


Financial help in the early years

November 2021
This factsheet outlines the financial help available from pregnancy to school age.

Children's Handbook Scotland

22 October 2021
Print and free online publication on how benefits are affected if a child is living away from their parents in Scotland.


07 December 2021
At present, only some universal credit and child tax credit claimants are entitled to means-tested free school meals. Immediately extending entitlement to all families in receipt of these benefits would have many benefits for a relatively low cost.

Tax credits: moving on to universal credit

November 2021
This factsheet covers the differences between tax credits and universal credit.

Universal credit

November 2021
This factsheet provides an overview of universal credit and summarises the main rules affecting claimants.

Scottish child payment to double from April

29 November 2021
"Hugely welcome”: Child poverty campaigners respond to FM’s conference commitment to double Scottish child payment from April

Carer's allowance supplement

A top-up payment available to people receiving carer's allowance in Scotland.

Get up to speed with the new CDP at our webinar on 1 Dec

23 November 2021
Already familiar with DLA? Learn how the new CDP benefit is different

Supporting information for Child disability payment claims – suggestions for education staff

November 2021
Guidance for school staff in Scotland being asked for more information about a pupil’s needs.