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  • How do I claim Child Disability Payment?

    At the moment, applications are only open to people living in Dundee City, Perth and Kinross, or Western Isles.  If you live elsewhere in Scotland, you can still apply for Disability Living Allowance. You can apply online on the website. You can apply by phone on 0...

  • How do I challenge a Child Disability Payment decision?

    To dispute a decision on your claim for Child Disability Payment:First you have to give Social Security Scotland chance to look at the decision againThen, If you still don't agree, you can get an independent tribunal to look at the decision It is a good idea to get help from ...

  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA) - children

    Disability Living Allowance is money for children who have care needs or mobility needs (difficulty getting around).

  • Child Disability Payment Scotland

    Child Disability Payment is a new Scottish benefit for children with disabilities. It is replacing Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland.

  • What is a Severe Disability Premium?

    A Severe Disability Premium is an extra amount that is included in some means-tested benefits to help with the cost of disability. Reviewed: August 2021

  • What is Universal Credit (UC)?

    Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit for people of working age who are on a low income. It replaces six existing means-tested benefits:Income SupportIncome-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA)Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA)Housing BenefitChild Tax Cr...

  • Do I need to claim Universal Credit?

    If you are already claiming any of the benefits that Universal Credit replaces, you can carry on getting your benefits. If you have any change of circumstances that means your existing claims for these benefits ends, you won’t be able to make new claims for any of the benefit...

  • What activities will I have to do when claiming Universal Credit?

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) say that claimant commitments will be sensitive to people's additional needs during the coronavirus outbreak, such as people who have additional childcare responsibilities at the moment or people who are shielding. If your work c...

  • How do I challenge a Universal Credit (UC) decision?

    If you think the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has used the wrong amount of income to decide how much Universal Credit to award you, you might need to raise what is called a Real Time Earnings (RTI) dispute. You can ask for this by leaving a note on your journal....

  • Transport Costs National Schemes

    This is provided to those unemployed claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Universal Credit for 3-9 months (18-24 year olds) or 3-12 months (over 25s). Other benefit recipients may receive a Jobcentre Plus Travel Discount Card from 3 months of their claim and if they are activ...