Category Archives: Information & Advice

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Child maintenance – where to start? There are three options that parents may take to arrange child maintenance: a family-based arrangement, a Minute of Agreement and using the Child Maintenance Service.

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Newly Updated Factsheets

New updated information factsheets for single parents in Scotland.

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Benefit and other changes for single parents from April 2017

Get all the information you need about important changes that may affect you in 2017.

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New Scottish powers to control benefits in Scotland

New powers for welfare benefits from the Scottish Parliament 2017.

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Help shape the new Scottish social security system

Have Your Say. Join Experience Panels and help the Scottish Government shape the new Scottish social security system. The Scottish Government will become responsible for some of the benefits currently paid out by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). …

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Will you be affected by the new benefit cap level?

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

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OPFS Factsheets updated for 2016

We’ve updated our single parent factsheets for 2016. They are now available for download.

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Supporting practitioners to support single parents

Freephone Advice Line for practitioners working for single parents.

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New survey into Further Education reveals some surprising results

Our new survey into single parents and further education threw up a few surprises about why so few single parents enter education.

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Introduction of universal credit waiting days from 03 August 2015

A new 7-day waiting period at the start of certain universal credit claims will be introduced from the 03 August 2015.

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