Category Archives: Information & Advice

Tax Credit Renewal Deadline Monday 31 July

Your tax credit claim needs to be renewed each year. If you already receive tax credits HMRC will have contacted you asking if the details they have are still correct. You need to report any changes to your circumstances such …

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Help to Pay for a Short Period of Childcare

Single parents working 16 hours, or more, per week can claim help with registered childcare costs from HMRC. This help is paid as part of working tax credit. The amount you get depends on your circumstances. If you are using …

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Two Child Limit – frequently asked questions

Since 6 April 2017 some benefits are now only being paid for up to two children per family. You may be concerned about what this means for you but not every family will be affected. Here are examples of some of …

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New Baby Box Registration

Roll-out of baby box in Scotland. All babies born on 15 August or after will receive a box with the essentials to help them get the best start in life. Pregnant mothers can register to receive the box at their midwife appointment after 15 June.

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Money for your children

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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