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How universal credit is paid in Scotland

As part of Scottish Government ‘Flexibilities‘ you can choose to have universal credit paid once or twice a month. You can also choose to have help with rent from universal credit paid directly your landlord rather than yourself. You will be …

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Benefits for Children

If you are on a low income or have a child with a disability you may be able to receive benefits to help with the cost of caring for them. Since 6 April 2017 some of these benefits have been …

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Benefits and other changes for single parents from April 2019

Universal Credit Universal credit is now available throughout Scotland for all new claims. People getting legacy benefits will be moved onto universal credit by a Managed Migration. Managed migration will be piloted in July 2019 for a few claimants, but …

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Joint letter to Esther McVey MP

Image credit: https://civilservicelocal.blog.gov.uk/2015/02/26/learning-about-the-workings-of-parliament/ One Parent Families Scotland has signed a joint letter with Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) to Esther McVey MP, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, calling …

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Help to Pay for Childcare from Universal Credit

Universal credit contains an element to help pay for childcare costs if you are working or have accepted a job offer. It does not matter how many hours you work as long as the childcare you are paying for is registered with …

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How universal credit is calculated

Updated 18 July 2019 Universal credit is made up of different amounts called elements. These elements are added together to give you a maximum amount of universal credit. The elements included are: Standard allowance This is the amount given for the …

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Universal Credit: How to claim

Updated 29 July 2019 You have to claim universal credit online. If you are unable to use a computer you will need to call the universal credit helpline to get help. Setting up your online account You will be given a …

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The Claimant Commitment

Claiming universal credit and the claimant commitment

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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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What is a sanction?

Information for single parents in Scotland about benefit sanctions.

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