Older and Disabled People

Older people

Support available for older people.

Pension Credit

You could get Pension Credit if you’re over State Pension age and on a low income.

Check if you can get Pension Credit

Winter Fuel Payment

If you were born on or before 25 September 1956 you could get between £250 and £600 to help you pay your heating bills.

Check if you can get the Winter Fuel Payment

Older persons free bus pass

If you’re aged 60 or over you may be able to get a free bus pass.

Check if you can get an older persons bus pass

Age Scotland Helpline

Get free, confidential advice over the phone (0800 12 44 222) for older people, their carers and families in Scotland.

Read more about the Age Scotland Helpline

Warmer Homes Scotland funding 

If you’re a homeowner or a private tenant and meet certain criteria you could qualify for funding to help reduce your energy bills.

Check if you qualify for Warmer Homes Scotland funding

Disabled adults

Support available for disabled adults and those who care for them.

Adult Disability Payment

Adult Disability Payment is extra money to help you if you have a disability or long-term health condition that affects your everyday life.

Check if you can apply for Adult Disability Payment

Carer’s Allowance

You could get £69.70 a week if you care for someone at least 35 hours a week and they get certain benefits.

Check if you can get Carer’s Allowance

Carer’s Allowance Supplement 

Carer’s Allowance Supplement is an extra payment to help carers in Scotland who get Carer’s Allowance.

Check if you can get Carer’s Allowance Supplement

Young Carer Grant

The grant is a yearly payment of £326.65 for young carers in Scotland. You need to be 16, 17 or 18 years old to get it.

Find our more about Young Carer Grant

Disabled persons free bus pass

If you or your child (5+) has a disability you may be able to get a free bus pass.

Check if you can get a disabled persons bus pass

Independent Living Transition Fund

If you’re 15 to 25 with a disability you could apply to the fund for money to take part in new activities or learn a skill.

Find out more about the Independent Living Fund

Disabled children

Support available for disabled children and those who care for them.

Child Disability Payment

Child Disability Payment provides support for the extra costs that a disabled child might have.

Check who can get Child Disability Payment

Child Winter Heating Assistance

This payment helps disabled children and their families to pay for increased heating costs over winter. It’s paid once a year. The payment for winter 2022-2023 is £214.10.

Check who can get Child Winter Heating Assistance

Family Fund

If you’re raising a disabled or seriously ill child on a low income, Family Fund might be able to help with a grant for essential items.

Read more about Family Fund

Free school transport

Your child could get free school transport if their school is not within walking distance, you’re on a low income or they have additional support needs.

Check if your child can get free school transport