Category Archives: Lone Parent Helpline

Will you be affected by the new benefit cap level?

What is the benefit cap, and will it affect you?

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Changes to the benefit system starting in April 2016

From April 2016, there will be a number of changes introduced to the benefit system that will affect single parent families in Scotland. Find out how these might affected you.

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Supporting practitioners to support single parents

Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.

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Press: Scotland Bill criticised over lack of key social security powers

In its evidence to the Welfare Reform Committee on the ‘Future Delivery of Social Security in Scotland’, OPFS says that it is disappointed that the Scotland Bill would “limit the Scottish Parliament’s ability to develop newly devolved powers in an autonomous way”.

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Keep up to date with Universal Credit

We have produced a new universal credit factsheet with updated rates for April 2015. It contains information on how the new system works and when/where universal credit is rolling out in Scotland.

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Press: Help for single parents navigating Universal Credit

A new free factsheet explaining the changes to the welfare system with the introduction of universal credit has been published in readiness for the changes to the benefits system that are currently being phased in across Scotland.

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Separated families urged to make festive plans now

A Scottish advice service is urging separated parents to sort out festive holiday arrangements now, and avoid a nightmare before Christmas for them and their children.

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Press: Help for couples with children going through separation and divorce

A new free factsheet for mothers or fathers in the process of separating or bringing up children on their own has been published by One Parent Families Scotland.

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Waiting period increasing for some benefit claimants

From 27th October 2014, new ESA and JSA claimants will have to wait 7 days, rather than 3 before their benefit will be processed.

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Online child maintenance payments introduced this week

The final stage of the government’s widespread child maintenance reforms has been implemented this week.

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