Universal Credit

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  • OPFS Glasgow providing extra support to parents of school-age children

    The OPFS Glasgow service has received funding to provide support to single parents who have a school-age child or a child who is starting school. The Financial Inclusion team can support parents in Glasgow to maximise their income and successfully …

  • 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 …

  • Universal Credit: How to claim

    Updated 29 July 2019 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 …

  • 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.

  • 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, …

  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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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