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Universal Credit comes to Glasgow (9/14/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - From 19 September 2018 universal credit arrives in some parts of Glasgow. This will only affect you If you need to make a new claim for benefits or have a change in your circumstances. Please note this is only for families with Read more...
What is Kinship Care? (8/14/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - Sometimes a child will go to live full-time with an aunt, uncle, grandparent or a family friend when they can’t live with their parents. The decision for this to happen can be made formally or informally and is called kinship Read more...
Mother with her baby Carer’s Allowance Supplement Scotland (8/9/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - The Scottish Government is paying a £442 per year supplement to people in receipt of carer’s allowance. A new benefit to replace carer’s allowance, called Carer’s Assistance, will be introduced which pays the same amount as income support and jobseekers Read more...
Help to Pay for Childcare from Universal Credit (8/7/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - 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 Read more...
Childcare Deposit Guarantee Scheme (7/11/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - Have you heard about the new Childcare deposit guarantee scheme? Early Years Scotland (EYS) is working with the Scottish Government on a recently launched Deposit Guarantee Scheme (DGS) pilot. The purpose of the pilot scheme is to support families who Read more...
Support if you’re affected by domestic abuse (7/5/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - Domestic Abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or financial abuse of one person by another with whom the person is or has had a relationship with. Domestic abuse also affects children. Physical Abuse can include slapping, punching, hitting, kicking and Read more...
How many children can you claim benefits for? (7/5/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - Two Child Limit - frequently asked questions
Campaigning plasticine person standing on platform with a megaphone talking to a crowd. Universal Credit: How to claim (6/21/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - 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 username and password for Read more...
Coins piled up on a table How universal credit is calculated (6/21/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - Updated 21 June 2018 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 Read more...
Universal Credit Scottish Choices (6/21/2018) by Mandy Mitchell - Scottish Government Choices As part of the new social security powers in Scotland, you now have a choice on how you are paid universal credit. It can be paid twice a month or monthly, and the housing element can be paid directly to you Read more...

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