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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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Help to pay your mortgage

Support for mortgage interest loans

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Benefit and other changes for single parents from April 2018

Benefit and tax updates for April 2018 for single parents in Scotland

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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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Help from Working Tax Credit to Pay for a Short Period of Childcare

Updated 21 June 2018 Single parents working 16 hours, or more, per week can claim help with registered childcare costs from HMRC. This help is paid as part of working tax credit. The amount you get depends on your circumstances. …

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Edinburgh Dads Club

In partnership with the Gilmerton Early Years Centre, OPFS Edinburgh’s Dads Club (South) continues to be recognised for the great work it does with dads and children each Saturday. Last month, local MSP Ash Denham visited to help us make …

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