Benefits are changing

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.

This guide tells you more about what’s happening. It explains which benefits are being abolished and which will stay in place. It gives an overview of all the main benefits you may be getting whilst things are changing. It also explains the unique changes to benefits in Scotland.

This guide covers:

  • Why are benefits changing?
  • What is universal credit?
  • The benefits replaced by universal credit
  • Moving from legacy benefits to universal credit
  • Legacy benefits you may still be getting
  • Benefits that are not being replaced by universal credit
  • Changes to benefits in Scotland

There are references to advice guides and other organisations where you can get details on the issues raised but please call the Lone Parent Helpline free on 0808 801 0323 for further information and advice.

This advice guide is written for single parents living in Scotland. We have done our best to ensure that the Information contained in this advice guide is correct at the time of publication. Please check dates and details before use. This advice guide is not a comprehensive guide to the law, nor a substitute for legal advice. We cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of services offered by third parties.

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