Factsheets

Financial help in the early years

January 2022
This factsheet outlines the financial help available from pregnancy to school age.

Tax credits: moving on to universal credit

November 2021
This factsheet covers the differences between tax credits and universal credit.

Universal credit

November 2021
This factsheet provides an overview of universal credit and summarises the main rules affecting claimants.

Supporting information for Child disability payment claims – suggestions for education staff

November 2021
Guidance for school staff in Scotland being asked for more information about a pupil’s needs.

Kinship carers and universal credit

Kinship care
This factsheet explains the universal credit rules for kinship carers.

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'.

Benefits for disabled students

October 2021
If you are a full-time student with a long-term illness or disability you may be able to stay on benefits while you are studying.

Benefits and tax credits for students

October 2021
Overview of benefits and tax credits for students in Scotland

Benefits for young people in further education or training

October 2021
This factsheet covers the special rules that apply for young people in further education, or on certain training courses.

Benefits for care experienced students

October 2021
This factsheet is relevant to care experienced students in Scotland.