Scottish welfare rights resources | CPAG

Scottish welfare rights resources


Financial help in the early years

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

Universal credit

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

Universal credit and students

This factsheet explains the rules for students claiming universal credit in Scotland.


Students and benefits e-bulletin June 2019

Student handbook online update, claiming benefits in the summer, new caselaw, factsheets and more


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.