Welfare

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The Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA) has urged the UK Government to increase benefits in line with inflation after its members reported that more working tenants are being affected by the cost of living crisis, with some struggling to afford commuting expenses. The findings of

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Wheatley Group has helped tenants claim back more than £5 million in benefits they were entitled to in the past six months. The group’s 24 welfare benefits advisors have helped more than 3600 tenants of Wheatley Homes Glasgow, Wheatley Homes East, Wheatley Homes South and Loretto Housing

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Families of an estimated 145,000 children will benefit from extra support this winter to help with cost of living pressures – backed by Scottish Government investment of £18.9 million. Bridging Payments were introduced in 2021 ahead of the extension of the Scottish Child Payment to 6-15-

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A veterans support fund is now open to help improve the lives of former service personnel and their families. A key priority for this year’s Scottish Veterans Fund is to make sure veterans and their families are supported in response to the ongoing cost of living crisis.

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The Citizens Advice network in Scotland unlocked over £132 million for people in the last year, new statistics published this week will show. In 2021/22 the network of 59 Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) and the Extra Help Unit in Glasgow helped over 174,500 clients in Scotland and dealt with alm

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Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS) has responded to suggestions that the UK Government will not uprate benefits in line with inflation, saying the move would be 'absolutely catastrophic for the poorest and most vulnerable in the UK. Commenting on the suggestion by his junior Treasury Secretary Chris Phi

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A total of £84 million has been paid to families since it was introduced less than 18 months ago. The payment of £20 per week, unique to Scotland in the UK, began in February 2021 as a direct measure to tackle child poverty. It provides regular, additional financial support to parents an

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Hillhead Housing Association has successfully gained National Standards reaccreditation for the provision of Information and Advice for its welfare rights service and income maximisation services. The initial accreditation was awarded in December 2018.

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