OPFS Factsheets updated for 2016
From 06 April 2016, there are a number of changes introduced to the benefit system that affect single parent families in Scotland. Our information packs will tell you how this will affect you.
Some of the changes introduced on 06 April 2016
Tax Credit In-Year Increases
The amount by which a tax credit claimant’s income can increase in-year compared to their previous year’s income, before their award is adjusted will be reduced from £5,000 to £2,500. This will cause overpayments if claimants do not remember to report the income increase to HM Revenue & Customs.
See our Going Back to Work information pack for more details.
Support for Mortgage Interest (SMI)
The waiting period will return to the pre-recession length of 39 weeks (from 13 weeks).
See our Money for Single Parents information pack for more details.
Factsheets updated for 2016:
- Going Back to Work (information pack)
- Separation and Divorce: Sorting It Out (information pack)
- Money for Single Parents (information pack)
- Disability Benefits for Single Parents and Their Children (information pack)
- Contact with your children: Parents with care and non-resident parents (factsheet)
- What Happens When My Child Gets Older (factsheet)
- Maternity Rights (factsheet)
- Universal Credit (factsheet)