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Universal credit

Financial help in the early years

April 2021
This factsheet outlines the financial help available from pregnancy to school age.

Universal credit for lone parent students

April 2021
This factsheet has information about universal credit for lone parents on a course of education.

Universal credit and students

April 2021
This factsheet explains the rules for students claiming universal credit in Scotland.

Benefits and tax credits for lone parent students

April 2021
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.

Early warning system e-bulletin - March 2021

March 2021
In this edition of the e-bulletin, we look at the top issues emerging to date in 2021, and provide an update on habitual residence tests and National Insurance numbers.

How can we improve social security? Let’s start by listening to families

24 March 2021
While some of us are counting down the days until the next stage of unlocking, eager to go out for a meal or go shopping, for many families living on a low income there is no end in sight. As one parent explained, the end of restrictions would mean going “from a viral lockdown to a financial lockdown”.

Introduction to welfare rights

23 March 2021
It's back! Our hugely popular Introduction to welfare rights course returns in September..

Introduction to welfare rights (Scotland) 26-27 Jan, 2-3 Feb, 9-10 Feb 2022 ONLINE

26th January 2022 to 10th February 2022
Online Scotland
This is essential training if you are starting out as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the social security...

Introduction to welfare rights (Scotland) 1-2 Sept, 8-9 Sept, 15-16 Sept 2021 ONLINE

1st September 2021 to 16th September 2021
Online Scotland
This is essential training if you are starting out as a welfare rights adviser or need a good understanding of the benefits system. It introduces you to the social security...

Last chance to book training in March 2021!

15 March 2021
We have places available on a range of courses and experience levels in March 2021