Claiming benefits for the first time

Coronavirus means that many families who haven’t previously needed to claim welfare benefits will now need to apply for help.

This can feel daunting if you have never claimed benefits before and the UK Government have brought in some special supports to help people through this time.

The situation is changing quickly, so the best thing may be to contact our Money Advisors, who can help any parent or carer in Scotland with money worries that are affecting their family.

You don’t have to worry alone – talking someone you can trust can help you start to feel more in control.