Children's Handbook Scotland: A Benefits Guide for Children Living Away from Their Parents 2014/15

A comprehensive Scottish guide to benefits and tax credits where children are living apart from their parents - eg, in foster or kinship care, at residential school or being looked after by the local authority. This new edition includes information on universal credit and other benefit changes. This Handbook covers: Entitlement to benefits and tax credits What happens to benefits and tax credits when children are living away from home How benefits and tax credits are affected by payments made by local authorities to carers Local authorities' responsibilities to young people leaving care How to challenge decisions This handbook includes practical examples and checklists. It is fully referenced to legislation and case law. Readership: welfare rights advisers, social workers, other professionals working with families and children in Scotland.