Leavers' Lifeline - The Benefits System

The benefits system can seem complicated and scary at first glance, but if you are entitled to anything, it is important that you apply in the right way. Types of benefits available in Scotland include:​ 

  • Best Start Grant​
  • Carer's Allowance​
  • Child Benefit​
  • Coronavirus-related support​
  • Council Tax Reduction​
  • Disability Living Allowance (DLA)​
  • Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)​
  • Employment Support Allowance (ESA)​
  • Funeral Support Payment​
  • Guardian's Allowance​
  • Housing Benefit​
  • ILF Scotland Transition Fund​
  • Income Support​
  • Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA)​
  • Maternity Allowance​
  • Neonatal Expenses Fund (NEF)​
  • Personal Independence Payment (PIP)​
  • Scottish Welfare Fund​
  • Universal Credit (UC)​
  • Working Tax Credit​
  • Young Carer Grant​

If you think you may be eligible for one or more on the list, or are simply unsure and want to find out more, please hover over the hyperlinks below:​ 

There are also some local places to go for help and advice

Didn't find what you needed? 

Check out the rest of the Young Scot information 

Go back to the Ayrshire Leaver Lifeline Homepage

For general information about Young Scot in your area go to:

East Ayrshire

North Ayrshire

South Ayrshire