Universal Credit is a payment to help with your living costs. It’s paid monthly – or twice a month for some people in Scotland.
You may be able to get it if you’re on a low income, out of work or you cannot work.
To find out more about eligibility or to apply for Universal Credit, visit: https://www.gov.uk/how-to-claim-universal-credit
Universal Credit for current students
You cannot usually get Universal Credit if you’re studying full-time. However, there are some exceptions which allow students to qualify for Universal Credit.
You may be able to get Universal Credit if you’re studying full-time and any of the following apply:
For full Guidance on Universal Credits for Students, visit: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/universal-credit-and-students
Further general advice for students on claiming Universal Credit, including a benefits calculator can be found here
For full information on benefits and eligibility, visit: https://www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/entitlement
Money Advice Scotland
Money Advice Scotland is Scotland’s money charity. They exist to help people in debt, support money advisers, and influence policy.
By becoming a member of Money Advice Scotland, you can access free financial support and advice. This includes support on: Budgeting; if you are in debt and benefits advice.
For more information and to join visit: https://www.moneyadvicescotland.org.uk/
Money Advice Scotland also host a live webchat on their website to help those who may be struggling financially – you can access this anytime here