Benefits and Money
This section looks at the various benefits intended to help pay for housing costs.
This page contains information on measures introduced to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and options for those whose benefits and income have been affected.
This section provides links and information to help your client work out what benefit entitlement they may have.
This section gives an introduction to housing benefit.
This section provides information about the local housing allowance scheme. Local housing allowance is an alternative way of calculating housing benefit for tenants in the deregulated private rented sector.
This section provides information about universal credit.
This section looks at help that may be available for paying the interest on mortgages and other housing costs.
The cap on the total amount of benefits that working-age claimants can receive.
Claimants who require more help with housing costs may be entitled to receive a discretionary housing payment.
These pages explain council tax liability, exemption and the various sources of help to pay.
From 5 December 2005, same sex partners who live together are treated as a couple for the purpose of claiming benefits.
Information on the Habitual Residence Test (HTR) which applicants must fulfill to be eligible for certain benefits.
The Scottish Government introduced a Tenant Hardship Loan Fund directed towards people who have had their finances impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and do not have other means of support. Loans are available for both social and private tenants and the loan is interest free.
Last updated: 9 December 2020