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  • How much Pregnancy and Baby Payment will I get?

    Applies to: Scotland If you are awarded a Pregnancy and Baby Payment and this is the first child in your household, you will get a grant of £642.35. If you are awarded a Pregnancy and Baby Payment and you already have one or more children, you will get a grant of £321.20. If ...

  • How much will a Universal Credit sanction be?

    If you are single and over 25, the sanction will be £11.00 per day for as long as your sanction lasts. If you are single and under 25, the sanction will be £8.70 per day for as long as the sanction lasts. Your sanction should not be more than your standard allowance. If y...

  • How much Child Disability Payment will I get?

    Child Disability Payment has a Care Component and a Mobility Component. Your child might be awarded just a Care Component, or just a Mobility Component, or both components. Getting Child Disability Payment can entitled you to other help. The Care Component can be paid at thre...

  • Debt

    BenefitsGrantsBreathing Space SchemesAdvice and Support To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator Most charitable funds do not settle debts. The small number that do, in certain circumstances, will gener...

  • What is Carer's Allowance?

    Carer's Allowance (CA) is money for people who spend at least 35 hours a week providing regular care to someone who has a disability. The person you care for must be getting a relevant benefit because of their disability, which in some cases has to be paid at a certain rate....

  • Sick with Covid-19

    If you are an employee and you usually earn at least £123 per week (£533 per month) and are off for more than 4 days, you should be able to get Statutory Sick Pay from your employer. This is paid at £99.35 per week. If your contract allows for contractual sick pay, you mi...

  • Challenging a Tax Credit decision

    If you think a tax credit decision is wrong, you may be able to get the decision changed.

  • What is Pension Credit?

    Pension Credit is a means-tested benefit for people on a low income who have reached the Pension Credit qualifying age. Pension Credit has two parts – Guarantee Pension Credit and Savings Pension Credit. You may be able to get one or both parts depending on your circumstance...

  • Young People and Benefits

    If you are aged under 18, there may be extra rules to meet to get benefits

  • Young carers

    If you are aged 16+ and are caring at least 35 hours a week for a person who is ill or has disabilities, you may qualify for Carer’s Allowance and/or Universal Credit. There are certain other conditions you must fulfil, such as not being in full-time work or education, so you...