Financial help for single parents

Financial help for single parents

This advice guide gives sources of financial help that may be available to single parents in addition to welfare benefits. Some financial help is available to single parents that are in paid employment, and those that do not receive other benefits.

What’s in this guide;

  • Scottish welfare fund
  • Help with school costs
  • Budgeting loans
  • Advance payments of univeral credit
  • Hardship payments
  • Food banks
  • Help from your local social work department
  • Help to pay your rent
  • Help when you have a mortgage
  • Help to pay for childcare
  • Best Start: for babies & young children
  • Baby box
  • Heating your home
  • Funeral expenses
  • Grants & trust funds
  • Health

There are references to advice guides and other organisations where you can get details on the issues raised but please call the Lone Parent Helpline free on 0808 801 0323 for further information and advice.

This advice guide is written for single parents living in Scotland. We have done our best to ensure that the Information contained in this advice guide is correct at the time of publication. Please check dates and details before use. This advice guide is not a comprehensive guide to the law, nor a substitute for legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of services offered by third parties.

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