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What does the autumn budget mean for you?

Universal Credit Changes Two major announcements were made in the Autumn budget. Firstly, the Government committed to additional protections for people transitioning to Universal Credit. These plans are yet to be finalised, and we will update this page when there is …

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Benefits for children born after April 2017

Not all benefits paid for children are affected by the 2 child limit. If you are not receiving child tax credit or the child element of universal credit for a third or subsequent child you may still be entitled to …

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Carer’s Allowance Supplement Scotland

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 …

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Christmas Countdown

The Christmas holiday is one many people look forward to. It can be a wonderful time but can also bring stress and worry. Preparing for Christmas in advance can help make it more manageable. Below are a few ideas, suggestions …

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Best Start Scotland

Best Start Grant first payments due December 2018 The Scottish Government is replacing the Sure Start Maternity Grant with the new Best Start Grant. The first payments are currently due to begin in December 2018. We will update this page …

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Can you get help with childcare costs if you have more than 2 children?

Yes, you can get help to pay for childcare for all qualifying children even if you only get child tax credit, universal credit and help with housing costs for two. If you are affected by the ‘2 child limit’ you …

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Universal Credit comes to Glasgow

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 …

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What is Kinship Care?

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 …

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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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Childcare Deposit Guarantee Scheme

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 …

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