Category Archives: Lone Parent Helpline
What is the benefit cap, and will it affect you?
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.
Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From 27th October 2014, new ESA and JSA claimants will have to wait 7 days, rather than 3 before their benefit will be processed.
The final stage of the government’s widespread child maintenance reforms has been implemented this week.