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Scottish Welfare Fund

Prison and benefits

Most social security benefits are affected if you are in prison. This factsheet outlines the main issues that come up if you are remanded in custody or if you are serving a prison sentence.

Response to Social Renewal Advisory Board's call for ideas

25 November 2020
Our submission highlights that children who already faced a higher risk of poverty have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic and will be particularly vulnerable during economic recession. Rising child poverty places high costs on society as a whole. It should therefore be of the utmost priority that families with children are able to easily access adequate financial support. 

Scottish Welfare Fund

Find out more about the Scotland-wide scheme administered by local authorities.

Guidance on the Scottish welfare fund

31 March 2017

Scotland Bill Committee Stage briefing

30 June 2015

Scottish Welfare Fund - new resources

15 July 2014