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 December 2020, 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.
Winter Fuel Payment
If you are pension age, you could get between £200 to £300 to help pay for your heating bills.
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.