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Scottish welfare rights resources


Financial help in the early years

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

Care-experienced young people and benefits: giving good advice

Produced in conjunction with STAF, this factsheet explains the special benefit rules affecting some young care leavers and young people in 'continuing care'.


Students and benefits ebulletin - September 2021

Students and benefits online training, student handbook new edition, homeless students and more

Students and benefits ebulletin - June 2021

Online student handbook update, claiming benefits in the summer vacation, resits and more

Tax credits and early years ebulletin September 2021

£500 tax credtis coronavirus payment, furlough and working tax credit, free childcare for 2 year olds and caselaw on claims


Funeral support payments in Scotland

Alison Gillies describes a planned new Scottish benefit.

A Best Start in Scotland

Mark Willis describes the new maternity grant in Scotland.

The Social Security Act (Scotland) 2018

Kirsty McKechnie describes the provisions in the first legislation passed establishing the Scottish social security system.

Appeals toolkit

Appeals toolkit: self-help level

This page is intended for unrepresented claimants, or support workers or volunteers who do not specialise in welfare rights.