Best Start Grants are payments available from the Scottish Government to support low income families with children. You can apply online or phone 0800 182 2222.
Child Benefit is money you get if you’re responsible for one or more children under 16 (or under 20 if they stay in education or training). You can make a claim online or phone 0300 200 3100.
Tax Credits have been replaced by Universal Credit for most people. Use the tax credits calculator to estimate how much you could get. You can phone 0345 300 3900 to make a claim if you are eligible.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for children may help with the extra costs of looking after a child who is under 16 and has a disability. You can make a claim online or phone 0800 121 4600.
Pupils are eligible for free school meals if their parents or carers receive certain benefits. Find out more about applying for free school meals.
In some circumstances, we can provide a grant towards the costs of school clothing and footwear if you receive certain benefits. Find out more about applying for a school clothing grant.
An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a payment of £30 per week, paid directly into your bank account if you stay on in school, college or in home education after your official school leaving date. Find out more about applying for an EMA.