Financial help in the early years

July 2023
This factsheet outlines the financial help available from pregnancy to school age in Scotland.

Children's Handbook Scotland

19 December 2022
Print and free online publication on how benefits are affected if a child is living away from their parents in Scotland.

End Child Poverty budget briefing 2024-25

28 November 2023

Budget must ‘shift the dial’ on child poverty, First Minister urged

28 November 2023
•    Over 150 charities, faith groups, trade unions and civic organisations sign open letter urging First Minister to use Scottish budget to invest more to meet child poverty targets •    “Increase the Scottish Child Payment to the £30 per week you committed to” campaigners say - as a first step. •    Budget “a critical test” of FM’s willingness to make sure tax and spending plans match child poverty ambitions.

Benefits for disabled children and their families - a checklist

November 2023
This factsheet covers the benefits that families with disabled children may be entitled to.

How to challenge a disability benefit or carer support payment decision

Challenging a child disability payment, adult disability payment or carer support payment decision by redetermination or appeal

Benefits for carers

Overview of new support for carers in Scotland.

Carer support payment

Carer support payment is replacing carer's allowance in Scotland

Calculating the new Scottish council tax reduction

November 2023
Since April 2022 new rules have applied for council tax reduction in Scotland that significantly change how the scheme works for some working age claimants. This factsheet provides information about how to calculate ‘main’ council tax reduction for those on a low income under the new rules.