Financial help in the early years

Last updated: 08 May 2019

This factsheet outlines what financial help may be available from pregnancy to school age, how universal credit or tax credits can help you qualify and what other conditions you must meet.

The information about benefits, universal credit and tax credits is relevant UK-wide, but some other help may only be available in Scotland.

The information in this leaflet is not a full statement of the law, and individuals should be referred for specialist advice where appropriate.