DWP Benefit Calculators quickly determine how much Universal Credit or PIP you could claim each month
Households in financial difficulty will be offered increased support over the coming months to help them recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Scottish Government-funded Money Support Scotland website will direct users to a range of organizations committed to promoting the use of social security benefits, free debt advice and access to affordable credit.
Commenting on the new service, Social Justice Secretary Shona Robison said: “The impact of the pandemic on low-income households has been profound. Many were struggling before but, because of Covid-19, they were able to save less and some took on more debt. “
She continued: ‘The unnecessary removal of the £ 20 universal credit increase in October, the end of the holiday scheme and rising food and fuel costs have only added to financial concerns, even whether the Scottish government has taken steps to alleviate them.
“We want to support those in need during these difficult times. We have taken a number of direct actions to deliver money to those who need it most, from our £ 41million winter package to the introduction of Scottish Child Payment. . ”
Our new website and Money Support Scotland campaign will highlight the range of direct advice and support available and let people know they are not alone.
Citizens Advice Scotland Managing Director Derek Mitchell said: “People are facing a perfect storm this winter, with costs rising and revenues falling or stagnant. Many people will be faced with difficult decisions about their spending and it is crucial to increase awareness of the benefits to which they are entitled.
“During the pandemic, we released around £ 147million for people, and more than half of the work we do is about maximizing income. The key message we want people to understand is that you are not alone, and the CAB service is here to help.
Online Benefits Calculators
You can use an independent benefit calculator to find out:
These calculators are free, anonymous, and can indicate any benefits you are missing out on.
Where to find help
Scotland Direct Tips
This new online tool is the first to fully integrate vested benefits, including the new Scottish Child Payment.
It provides a free and impartial assessment of entitlement to a range of benefits such as universal credit, crisis grants and support payments.
Information on income related benefits, tax credits, local tax reduction, care allowance, universal credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start working or change your working hours
Policy in practice
Information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, counseling tax reduction, care allowance, universal credit, how they are calculated and how your benefits will be affected if you start working or change your working hours
Information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, local tax reduction, care allowance, universal credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start working
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What you will need
You will need specific information about your:
Income, including that of your partner
Existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you)
Expenses (such as rent, mortgage, child care expenses)
Municipal tax invoice
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