You are now leaving the Turn2us site. Turn2us is not responsible for content on third party sites.



Search

Use our Search tool to look for information on our website.

To do an exact search please enter a search term in the box below and click "Search".

2,000 results


  • 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...

  • What is a Best Start Grant?

    Applies to: Scotland The Best Start Grant is a set of grants offered to support people living in Scotland to help with the expenses of having a young child. The Best Start Grant is made up of a Pregnancy and Baby Payment, an Early Learning Payment and a School Age Payment. Th...

  • How do I challenge a Best Start Grant decision?

    Applies to: Scotland If you don’t agree with the decision made on your claim for a Best Start Grant, you can ask Social Security Scotland to look again at the decision. This is called a ‘redetermination’. The letter telling you about the decision should explain how to ask for...

  • How do I claim a Best Start Grant?

    Applies to: Scotland You can claim a Best Start Grant online on the mygov.scot website. You can also make a claim over the phone on 0800 182 2222. If you are claiming a Pregnancy and Baby payment and an Early Learning Payment because you have children who are the right age fo...

  • 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 £600. If you are awarded a Pregnancy and Baby Payment and you already have one or more children, you will get a grant of £300. If you ha...

  • Can I get a Pregnancy and Baby Payment?

    Applies to: Scotland You can get a Pregnancy and Baby Payment even if you already have other children. You can get a Pregnancy and Baby Payment if:You live in Scotland; andYou are receiving any of these benefits Universal Credit; orChild Tax Credit; orWorking Tax Credit; or...

  • Can I get an Early Learning Payment?

    Applies to: Scotland You can get an Early Learning Payment if:You live in Scotland; andYou are receiving any of these benefits Universal Credit; orChild Tax Credit; orWorking Tax Credit; orIncome Support; orIncome-based Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA); orIncome-related Employme...

  • How much Early Learning Payment will I get?

    Applies to: Scotland If you are entitled to an Early Learning Payment, you will get £250 for each child you can get the payment for.

  • Can part-time students claim Universal Credit?

    If you are a part-time student, you can only claim Universal Credit if your course does not stop you from doing your work related activities. What your work related activities are will depend on your circumstances. If you are expected to look for work and be available for wor...

  • What are Universal Credit sanctions?

    When you claim Universal Credit, you will be set certain things you have to do in order to get your Universal Credit payments. This is called your Claimant Commitment or your Work Related Requirements.  What these are will depend on your circumstances.  If you don’t do someth...