Benefits, Grants and Allowances

Scottish Welfare Fund: The Scottish Government have introduced a new national provision administered by Local Authorities to offer:

  • Crisis Grants (to provide a safety net in a disaster or emergency or when there is an immediate threat to health or safety)
  • Community Care Grants (to enable independent living or continued independent living, preventing the need for institutional care.)

The Council offers advice on and can represent you at an appeal hearing involving a wide range of benefits and entitlements which are designed to assist individuals or households. 

The An Essential Guide to Benefits, Money Advice, Energy Advice and other Entitlements 2013/14 (6MB pdf) is available to download. Please note that this is a large colour document. All of the information contained within can also be found via the links below.

Advice and Information Services Contact Numbers

Customer Income Maximisation Team

Money Advice Team

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