Free Online Handbooks

Date: 6th January 2016
Category: Access to appropriate information
Author: Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG Scotland have made available 2 handbooks online: 'Benefits for Students in Scotland' and 'Children's Handbook Scotland'.

Benefits for Students in Scotland

This Handbook is intended for students and those who advise students, or potential students, in Scotland about their entitlement to benefits and tax credits. It outlines the benefit and tax credit rules and focuses on issues relevant to students. It covers both further and higher education. This Handbook covers rules affecting students studying in Scotland who are eligible for support through Scottish funding bodies such as the Student Awards Agency Scotland. It does not cover the rules for students getting support from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or elsewhere outside Scotland.

Children's Handbook Scotland

Chapter 1 provides information about the main relevant benefits and tax credits. Chapter 2 provides information about claiming, decision making and challenging decisions. The rest of the Handbook is divided into chapters about the various situations that may apply to you (eg, children living with kinship carers and children at residential school) and how benefits and tax credits are affected in these circumstances.