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Free Interpreting Available on OPFS Lone Parent Helpline

Do you know any single parents seeking an interpreter to equally access telephone advice? Many single parents seeking advice would like to use an interpreter because English is not their first language. One Parent Families are pleased to announce that …

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New address for OPFS Edinburgh

Please note that OPFS has moved address in Edinburgh from Gayfield Square to one with excellent public transport links. The new address is 2 York Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3EP. Telephone number remains the same, 0131 556 3899.

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The Claimant Commitment

Claiming universal credit and the claimant commitment

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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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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

Updated 29 July 2019 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 …

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Help to pay your mortgage

Support for mortgage interest loans

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What is a sanction?

Information for single parents in Scotland about benefit sanctions.

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Employability project – Edinburgh

Edinburgh employability project

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OPFS Edinburgh

OPFS Edinburgh has had a busy Autumn, making the best of the fading weather with our two Saturday Dads’ Clubs. At the end of September the two groups joined up to take a boat out to the Bass Rock in …

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