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Joint letter to Esther McVey MP

Image credit: https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2015/02/26/learning-about-the-workings-of-parliament/ One Parent Families Scotland has signed a joint letter with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) to Esther McVey MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, calling …

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Universal Credit comes to Glasgow

From 19 September 2018 universal credit arrives in some parts of Glasgow. This will only affect you If you need to make a new claim for benefits or have a change in your circumstances. Please note this is only for families with …

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Social Security and In-Work Poverty Inquiry

OPFS replied to the Scottish Parliament’s Social Security Committee inquiry into social security and in-work poverty. The Committee’s focus is on the potential impact of Universal Credit on in-work poverty and indications of increasing needs in working households.

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Universal Credit: How to claim

You have to claim universal credit online. If you are unable to use a computer you will need to call the universal credit helpline to get help. Setting up your online account You will be given a username and password for …

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How universal credit is paid

Your payment of universal credit depends on your circumstances and your income in each complete assessment period. The assessment period for universal credit is one month.

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Scotland’s third sector unites to call for Universal Credit roll out to be halted

Today One Parent Families Scotland has joined forces with twenty four charities and individuals to call for a halt to the accelerated roll out of Universal Credit in October. Together these organisations represent a broad cross section of Scotland’s third sector, …

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OPFS Briefing: Universal Credit: Single Parents – Gender Issues

Universal Credit is a new benefit that is replacing many of the current benefits and tax credits. It is for individuals and families of working age whether they are in work or not working.

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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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