New Funeral Grants
From 16/9/2019 the Scottish Government will be responsible for Funeral Grant payments. This replaces the UK scheme. The applicant must be entitled to means tested benefits and applications can be made online at www. Mygov.scot/funeral-support or by telephone on 0800 182 2222.
The call centre opening times are Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm.
New Benefit for Young Carers
Social Security Scotland have launched a young carer grant from 21st October 2019. Young carer’s aged 16-18 who have spent an average of 16 hours per week caring for someone who receives a disability benefit for the last 3 months can apply. This is a payment of £300 annually until the young person becomes age 19. Applications can be made online at www.myscot.gov/young-carer or by calling 0800 182 2222.