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Scottish welfare rights resources


Students and benefits ebulletin - March 2021

New online training dates, claiming benefits when a course ends, and more

Tax credits and early years ebulletin April 2021

Best Start grant increase, £500 payment for working tax credit claimants and new elearning on Scottish child payment.


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.


School age payment

Information on the best start grant for school age children in Scotland

Pregnancy and baby payment

Information on the best start grant for pregnant women and families with a new baby in Scotland.

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.