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How many children can you claim benefits for?

Two Child Limit – frequently asked questions

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The Claimant Commitment

Claiming universal credit and the claimant commitment

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Tax Credit Renewal Deadline Tuesday 31 July

Your tax credit claim needs to be renewed each year. If you already receive tax credits HMRC will have contacted you asking if the details they have are still correct. You need to report any changes to your circumstances such …

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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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Universal credit – news and dates for Scotland

Universal credit roll out dates for Scotland

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New Baby Box Registration

Roll-out of baby box in Scotland. All babies born on 15 August or after will receive a box with the essentials to help them get the best start in life. Pregnant mothers can register to receive the box at their midwife appointment after 15 June.

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Arranging Child Maintenance

Child maintenance – where to start? There are three options that parents may take to arrange child maintenance: a family-based arrangement; a Minute of Agreement; and using the Child Maintenance Service. Our updated Child Maintenance factsheet can help you make …

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Benefits when your children get older

Benefits and tax credit changes when your children leave education or start university.

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Universal Credit

What is Universal Credit? Universal credit or UC is a new benefit that has been introduced to simplify the current benefit system. It replaces 6 of the existing benefits that you can, or may already get because you have a limited …

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Index of universal credit updates

We have an ongoing series of universal credit updates to help you with changes to your benefits.  What is universal credit? Universal credit or UC is a new benefit that has been introduced to simplify the current benefit system. It replaces …

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