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  • Can I get Scottish Child Bridging Payment?

    Scottish Child Bridging Payment is paid automatically to families in Scotland who get free school meals.  If your child is in primary 1-4, you might not have applied for free school meals because they get universal free school meals. To get the Scottish Child Bridging payment...

  • How do I apply for a Scottish Child Bridging Payment?

    If you are already getting free school meals, you will get Scottish Child Bridging Payments without needing to apply. If your child is in primary 1-4, you might be getting free school meals through universal free school meal provision. If this applies to you, you need to make...

  • How much Scottish Child Bridging Payment will I get?

    Scottish Child Bridging Payment is being paid in instalments: October 2021 - £160 December 2021 - £160 Easter 2022 - £130 Summer 2022 - £130 October 2022 - £130 December 2022 - £130  The Scottish Child Bridging Payment will not affect your other benefits.

  • Scottish Child Bridging Payment

    Extra money for families getting free school meals in Scotland in 2021 and 2022.

  • Benefit Cap

    The Benefit Cap is a limit to the total amount in some benefits that working-age people can get.

  • How do I challenge a Benefit Cap decision?

    There are different rules depending on whether you are being capped on Housing Benefit or on Universal Credit. If you are receiving Housing Benefit, you can appeal against a decision to apply the Benefit Cap or against how much you should be capped by. You will need to contac...

  • Personal Independence Payment - PIP

    Personal Independence Payment (PIP) is money for people who have extra care or mobility needs as a result of a disability.

  • What is a Benefit Overpayment?

    An overpayment of benefits occurs if you are paid: A benefit you are not entitled to, or More benefit than you are entitled to. Some of the reasons why this may happen include: You give incorrect information when you claim benefit You do not report a change in your circum...

  • What should I do if I think that I have been overpaid?

    If you think you are being paid more benefit than you are entitled to, you should tell the benefits office who pay your benefits and explain why you think the amount is wrong. If you are not sure whether you are getting the right amount of benefit, seek advice from a benefits...

  • Bereavement Support Payment

    Bereavement Support Payment is paid to widows, widowers, or surviving civil partners.