Scottish choices

People living in Scotland will be offered extra payment options known as ‘Scottish Choices’.

You will have the choice to:

  • be paid twice a month instead of once to assist with budgeting, and/or: 
  • have your rent paid direct to your landlord to help ensure your rent is paid on time.

For new claims, choices will be made available following your first payment of Universal Credit via your online account. You can choose one or both options.

You will have 60 days to make your choice and then the offer will be removed from your online account. However, you will be able to request these options at any time via your Work Coach.

Your preferred payment options will be confirmed in the journal in your online account.

If you do not choose either of the Scottish Choices offered to you, your Universal Credit payment will continue to be paid as a single monthly payment direct into your bank account.

If you need to speak with someone about benefits and money advice, we will be happy to help.

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