Currently, we administer seven benefits. These are listed below and linked to mygov.scot where there is more information about these benefits and where people can submit an application online.
- Carer’s Allowance Supplement – this will be paid automatically in June 2020 to anyone who was getting Carer’s Allowance from the Department of Work and Pensions on 13 April 2020
- Best Start Grant - Pregnancy and Baby Payment
- Best Start Grant - Early Learning Payment
- Best Start Grant - School Age Payment – this reopens on 1 June 2020
- Best Start Foods
- Funeral Support Payment
- Young Carer Grant
People can apply for our benefits in the way that’s best for them. This includes post, Freephone by calling 0800 182 2222 or online by visiting mygov.scot.
The benefits that we will deliver in the future are listed below and linked to gov.scot where there is more information. The Scottish Government is still establishing the policy that will underpin what we will deliver. This includes things like eligibility and payment amounts.