This page lists the benefits that we are currently delivering and how to find out more about eligibility.
Find out more information about benefits and how to apply for them.
If you would like to find out more or apply for one of our benefits over the phone, you can do this by calling 0800 182 2222.
This information can be provided in alternative languages or formats by calling 0800 182 2222.
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Information for British Sign Language Users.
If English is not your first language and you would like an interpreter, please call 0800 182 2222 and we can arrange that for you.
If you have already applied for a benefit and you’ve been asked to provide some evidence, upload documents for an existing application.
The benefits that we deliver include the Best Start Grant and Best Start Foods, which help towards the costs of being pregnant or looking after a child.
These payments include:
- Best Start Grant Pregnancy and Baby Payment – one off payment of up to £707.25 from 24 weeks in pregnancy up until a baby turns 6 months for families who get certain benefits.
- Best Start Grant Early Learning Payment – one off payment of £294.70 when a child is between two and three years and six months for families who get certain benefits.
- Best Start Grant School Age Payment – one off payment of £294.70 when a child would normally start primary one for families who get certain benefits.
- Best Start Foods – a pre-paid card from pregnancy up to when a child turns three for families on certain benefits to help buy healthy food.
The other benefits we deliver are:
- Carer’s Allowance Supplement – an automatic payment made twice a year to people who get Carer’s Allowance through the DWP on certain dates each year.
- Funeral Support Payment – money towards the costs of a funeral at a difficult time like this for people on certain benefits who are responsible for paying for a funeral.
- Job Start Payment – £294.70 for 16 to 24 year olds who have been on certain benefits for six months or more to help with the costs of starting a job.
- Young Carer Grant – an annual payment of £359.65 for people 16, 17 or 18 who care for people who get a disability benefit from the DWP for an average of 16 hours a week or more.
- Child Winter Heating Assistance - a £235.70 payment to help families of a child on the highest rate care component of Disability Living Allowance for Children to heat their homes.
- Scottish Child Payment - £100 every four weeks to help towards the costs of looking after each child under 16 for families who get certain benefits
- Child Disability Payment - extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition. It replaces Disability Living Allowance for children in Scotland that was previously delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
- Adult Disability Payment - extra money to help people who have a long-term illness or a disability that affects their everyday life. It replaces Personal Independence Payment people in Scotland previously delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions.
- Winter Heating Payment - A yearly payment to help people on low income benefits who might have extra heating needs during the winter. The payment for winter 2023/24 is £55.05.
The Department for Work and Pensions and local councils also deliver benefits in Scotland.
The Scottish Government is developing a number of other benefits that we will deliver.
Find the latest information on future benefits on the Government website.