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Mind the gaps - briefing 8

26 June 2020
This is the eighth in a series of briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

Mind the gaps - briefing 7

11 June 2020
This is the seventh in a series of briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Evidence of these gaps is drawn from our Early Warning System (EWS) which collects case studies from frontline practitioners working directly with families on the problems they are seeing with the social security system.

Disability benefits update and tactics (Scotland) 17 September 2020 ONLINE

17th September 2020
Online Scotland
There are temporary changes to the rules on disability living allowance, personal independence payment and attendance allowance due to the coronavirus outbreak. This course is an opportunity for experienced advisers...

Disability benefits update and tactics (Scotland) 6 August 2020 ONLINE

6th August 2020
Online Scotland
There are temporary changes to the rules on disability living allowance, personal independence payment and attendance allowance due to the coronavirus outbreak. This course is an opportunity for experienced advisers...

Households worse off on universal credit win Court of Appeal test case

12 May 2020
Two disabled households who were left worse off after they were forced to move to universal credit (UC) because their existing benefits were wrongly stopped by the DWP today won a breakthrough case in the Court of Appeal. The result means that depending on what remedy the DWP chooses, the two households – and potentially thousands like them subject to wrongful decisions by the DWP – will be able to return to their previous benefits or have their UC awards topped up to the level of their previous benefits.

Mind the gaps - briefing 4

07 May 2020
This is the third in a series of weekly briefings, Mind the Gaps, which highlight some of the gaps in support that exist for children and families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Prison and benefits

Most social security benefits are affected if you are in prison. This factsheet outlines the main issues that come up if you are remanded in custody or if you are serving a prison sentence.

Universal credit for people with ill health and disabilities

25 February 2020
This course on 31 March in Glasgow looks at the UC rules that particularly affect ill or disabled people.

Scotland Welfare Rights Conference (Glasgow) 6 October 2020

6th October 2020
Glasgow
The continued roll out of universal credit, a ratcheting up in the scale of benefits being delivered by Social Security Scotland and Brexit-related benefit changes are all making 2020 another...