Other financial help available

In addition to the the benefits information contained in this section, other financial help is also available. If you would like more details, contact welfare rights team. 

This information is correct at the date of publishing on 1 March 2019, but may be subject to change. 


Cold Weather Payment

You may get a Cold Weather Payment if you receive qualifying benefits and when the average temperature in your area has been, or is expected to be, 0°c or below for seven days in a row.

Cold Weather Payment on GOV.UK 


Winter Fuel Payment

If you are pension age, you could get between £200 to £300 to help pay for your heating bills.

Winter Fuel Payment on GOV.UK


Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund can provide help with essential costs if you have a crisis or need help to carry on living in the community. You must be aged 16 years or over, be on a low income or have little or no savings and be in receipt of a qualifying benefit.

Apply for Scottish Welfare Fund