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Don't Zap the Zip campaign briefing

26 June 2020
The government is about to ‘temporarily’ suspend free travel for under 18s in London, to protect public health during the pandemic. This will be a disaster for families with children who are already struggling and could mean that children and young people will miss out on their education and other opportunities in the capital. Families have suffered enough during the pandemic – it’s not right that they should be punished further during a time of national crisis.

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.

Students and benefits ebulletin - March 2020

NEW student elearning, coronavirus and student support, claiming benefits when a course ends, and more

Early Warning System Latest Findings 18th - 29th May

08 June 2020
Latest include: lone parents with no childcare being told to take unpaid leave, families claiming UC not realising their tax credits would stop and EU nationals with little or no access to benefits just now

Students and benefits - an update (Scotland) 1 July 2020 ONLINE **FULLY BOOKED**

1st July 2020
Online Scotland
Make sure you know how recent benefit changes are likely to affect students during the coronavirus outbreak. This course is for advisers with a good working knowledge of the benefits...

Early Warning System latest findings 20th-24th April

30 April 2020
Latest findings emerging from the Early Warning System include: difficulty accessing PIP claim forms, people accruing rent arrears because they are unable to move and confusion about which benefit to claim

Early Warning System latest findings 13-17th April

23 April 2020
The Early Warning System was set up by CPAG in Scotland to collect and analyse case evidence about how social security changes are affecting the wellbeing of children, their families and the communities that support them. We will be producing a regular summary of emerging issues during the Covid 19 pandemic. This summary includes case studies from the week 13th – 17th April

Universal credit and students

April 2020
This factsheet explains the rules for students claiming universal credit in Scotland.

Universal credit for lone parent students

April 2020
This factsheet has information about universal credit for lone parents on a course of education.

Benefits and tax credits for lone parent students

April 2020
This factsheet sets out the main social security benefits and tax credits that lone parents may be able to claim during a course of education.