Benefits/Welfare Reform

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On this page you will find information about financial help you can get through the welfare system.

From applying for benefits online to information on how to appeal decisions, the links below will direct you to all the details you need to deal with your situation.


What benefits can I apply for on a low income/looking for work/sick or disabled?

Benefits on a low income

Benefits while looking for work

Benefits if sick or disabled

What is the benefit cap and who does it affect?

The Benefit Cap is a limit on the total amount of certain benefits you can get if you're under the age for getting Pension Credit. All you need to know here!

Do I qualify for Universal credit?

All the information on Universal Credit and if you qualify, click here.

Welfare Reform Changes Quick Guide

Check below for a quick guide on how the new Welfare Rights Changes could affect you, your family or friends;

Additional Resources

Other resources that will help you get the information about Benefits/Welfare Reform; Welfare Rights and case law news

RIGHTSNET - Welfare Rights and case law news

ADVISER GUIDE - is a self-help website from Citizens Advice Bureau. If you have a question about benefits, you will find information and advice on a range of topics, fact sheets, ‘how to’ guides, and information what to bring to the Bureau.

CITIZENS’ ADVICE SCOTLAND – Here you will find information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent or a young person, an older person or a veteran.

CHILD POVERTY ACTION GROUP - Work to get a better life for low-income families in Scotland through campaigning and lobbying, ensuring they get the correct information through welfare rights work, information, training and advice line for advisers. [For frontline staff and support staff ONLY]

GOV.UK – A list of benefits available through the Government, with expanded details on how you apply, who can apply and what each benefit is for.