Scottish welfare rights resources

Factsheets

Universal credit and prison

Your universal credit is affected if you are in prison.

e-bulletins

Advising Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities - September 2021

EUSS applications extension and extra-statutory payments, Best Start foods for PSIC parents of British children, shortened PPT for DLA/CDP, food pantries and more

Advising Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Communities Training – September 2021

EUSS applications extension and extra-statutory payments, Best Start foods for PSIC parents of British children, shortened PPT for DLA/CDP, food pantries and more

Students and benefits ebulletin - March 2022

Students and benefits online training, claiming benefits when a course ends, and more

Articles

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.

Pages

Carer's allowance supplement

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