We know the benefit system can be confusing - there's lots of information, many options and it changes often. We are here to help - our team can help ensure you claim all of the benefits you are due.
Applications for the School Age Payment opened from 1st June 2023 for children born between 01 March 2018 to 28 February 2019. Qualifying parents/guardians may receive £294.70 to help with the cost of attending school.
Free school meals and clothing grants - 2023/2024
Families on low incomes may be eligible to receive a School Clothing Grant award of £120 for a Primary-aged child or £150 for a Secondary-aged child. The award is given annually to assist with the cost of purchasing essential school clothing for families who are on a qualifying benefit. Applications for free school meals are open.
If your child attends a school managed by another Local Authority, you must apply to that Local Authority for a Clothing Grant and Free School meals.
You can find more information and details on how to apply from Glasgow City Council here.
Childcare costs and Universal Credit
From 28th June 2023, childcare costs covered by Universal Credit will increase to a maximum of 85% or
- up to £950.92 for one child or
- £1,630.15 for two or more children
can be paid back to parents/guardians. This will automatically be awarded to anyone getting help with childcare costs under Universal Credit.
We work in partnership with key organisations who offer services to our tenants who may need benefit and money advice, especially those who will have changes to their benefits based on the bedroom tax. The services are:
GEMAP can offer free and confidential advice on all money matters including consumer debt e.g. Rent, Council Tax, Gas, Electricity and many more. To make an appointment please call our receptions on 0141 560 6000 or 0141 336 1300.
Pollok Credit union provides a range of loans and savings products for its members. To join, please call 0141 880 7888.