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Discretionary housing payments in Scotland

Find out more about the local authority fund for extra help with housing costs.

Disability assistance

Disability benefits are devolved to the Scottish Government and replacements are in development.

Scottish child payment

A new benefit for children living in lower income families in Scotland, applications open 9 November 2020, to be payable from 15 February 2021.

Job start payment

A new one-off payment for young people moving into work in Scotland.

Carer's allowance supplement

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