Category Archives: Money

Cabinet secretaries visit our Dundee services to launch public consultation on child poverty

Scottish Government Cabinet Secretaries recently visited OPFS Dundee Family Support Services to launch a public consultation on the new Child Poverty Bill.

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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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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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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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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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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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Child maintenance charges come into force today

From today (30 June 2014) parents will be charged for the use of The Child Maintenance Service.

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New Information Pack: Going Back to Work

Our third information pack, ‘Going Back to Work’, is now available. It guides parents through the financial implications of returning to work and the childcare options open to them.

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Brand New Information Packs

We’ve redesigned some of our most popular publications. New for April 2014 with the updated benefits and tax credits rates are two information packs: ‘Separation and Divorce: Sorting it Out’ and ’ Money for Single Parents’, with a third, ‘Going Back to Work’, to follow shortly.

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Child Maintenance Service expands

The Child Maintenance Scheme opened to more parents today.

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