Benefits

Benefits

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Which Baby & Child Benefits are Available to Parents in Scotland?

Baby week 2023 is here to celebrate, promote services and raise awareness about the importance of early childhood. Our Project Lead for Benefits at Advice Direct Scotland, Julie Murphy has collated some Baby & Child Benefits that you should be aware of. Maternity Pay Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is paid for up to 39 weeks. …

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I’ve heard the Scottish Welfare Fund is distributing grants to people in need. How do I find out if I am eligible and how to apply?

The Scottish Welfare Fund provides a safety net for people on low incomes. Awards are made by individual local authorities and are discretionary. They are aimed to support people in need or in emergency situations. What should the grants be used for? There are two types of grants in the Scottish Welfare Fund: Crisis Grants …

I’ve heard the Scottish Welfare Fund is distributing grants to people in need. How do I find out if I am eligible and how to apply? Read More »

I have young children and have been struggling to pay for basic necessities. Is there any further support available to me?

Child Benefit is available to anyone in Scotland who is a parent or responsible for bringing up a child. This benefit is not means tested, however if one of the parents earns over £50,000 they may be liable for a tax-charge. For 2023/2024, this payment is paid at a rate of £24 a week for …

I have young children and have been struggling to pay for basic necessities. Is there any further support available to me? Read More »

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