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Benefits are changing

The benefits system has undergone a major change recently. Some benefits are being replaced while others might have different rules for claiming them.

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Housing Options

This advice guide covers renting, home ownership and what you need to consider if you want to leave or stay in the home you’ve shared with your ex-partner.

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Child Maintenance Arrangements

See our guide to help you decide what child maintenance arrangements would suit you.

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Disability, Sickness and Care Benefits

This advice guide gives an overview of help available for single parents and their children.

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Making arrangements for children

Information to help you decide on contact and residence arrangements for your children.

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Just Separated

This is a useful guide if you have recently separated. It covers questions and issues you may be facing as a single parent.

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Energy and money saving tips

Information on ways to save money on your energy bills, and energy-related grants and offers.

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Your income when a child is 16+

Your income from benefits and child maintenance may stop soon after your child is 16 years old, unless your child is in education or training when they are 16 – 19 years old.

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Universal Credit

This advice guide has information about universal credit and how the rules apply to single parents.

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Having a baby

Information about maternity leave, benefits and grants available to single parents in Scotland.

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