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  • Universal Credit Advance

    You can request an Advance Payment of Universal Credit to help you through the five week wait for your first payment.

  • How do I challenge a Budgeting Loan/Advance decision?

    If you disagree with the decision made on your application, you can request a review by writing to Jobcentre Plus within 28 days of the decision. You will need to explain why you think the decision is wrong. If you still think the decision is wrong after the review, you can a...

  • What is a Funeral Support Payment Scotland?

    A Funeral Support Payment can help cover funeral costs for people who need to pay for a funeral and who live in Scotland and receive certain benefits. You don't have to pay back a Funeral Support Payment. It can be used for funerals for adults and children, including stillbor...

  • Can I get Child Disability Payment?

    To be entitled to Child Disability Payment, you need to meet the following conditions:Be the child's parent or guardian, or be looking after a child who does not live with a parent or guardianIf the child is terminally ill, anyone can make an application. The person applying ...

  • Turn2us Elizabeth Finn Fund

    Providing direct grants for people who have a professional background and their dependants For over a century, Elizabeth Finn Care has been giving direct grants and support to people in financial difficulty who have a professional occupational background and meet our grant-gi...

  • What is Child Disability Payment Scotland?

    Child Disability Payment is a new benefit for children in Scotland with disabilities. It is replacing Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland. If your child is already getting Disability Living Allowance, you won't need to reapply. However, your child's claim wil...

  • Other Help for Care Leavers

    If you are a care leaver, you can continue getting help from social services in some cases until the age of 25. If you are in need of help, get in touch with social services to find out what support they can offer. Care leavers under the age of 25 are exempt from the rule tha...

  • Who is a Care Leaver?

    There are special rules about being able to get benefits when you are aged 16 or 17 and you are a ‘care leaver’. You are considered to be a care leaver if:You have been looked after by a local authority for at least 13 weeks since the age of 14 and you left care on or after y...

  • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)

    Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) is for people who are not in full time work, and can and want to work.

  • How do I claim Disability Living Allowance (DLA)?

    Phone the Disability Living Allowance helpline for a claim form: Telephone 0800 121 4600 Textphone 0345 722 4433 Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 6.00 pm Or you can download a Disability Living Allowance for children claim form on the Gov. UK website Phone the Disability an...