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Child Maintenance Arrangements

This information is for single parents in Scotland who would like to arrange child maintenance payments. Both parents are legally responsible for the financial costs of bringing up their children even if they do not live together as a couple. …

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Disability Benefits for Single Parents and Their Children

If you, or your children, have a disability or illness you may be entitled to help with the costs of the services and support you need. This factsheet only gives an overview of the disability benefits you may be entitled to.

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Conditionality and Sanctions

This factsheet explains what actions single parents have to take (conditionality) in order to be awarded, and remain entitled to, jobseeker’s allowance while seeking employment. It also looks at difficulties that may be encountered and penalties (sanctions) that may be imposed.

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Money If You Are Working

With more and more single parents looking for work, having an understanding of how this will impact on your finances is very important. This pack covers the benefits and tax credits you may receive once you start working 16 hours a week or more and your childcare options.

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Separation and Divorce: Sorting It Out

You may find this factsheet useful if you have recently separated from your partner and are now a single parent. It is a guide to the questions, issues and concerns you may have to consider.

This factsheet covers your income, housing, division of belongings, arrangements for your children, legal services, divorce and domestic abuse.

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Money for Single Parents

If you’re a single parent, you’ll want to make sure you are getting the money you are entitled to. This information pack will tell you about the benefits that you may be eligible for if you are a single parent that is not working or working less than 16 hours per week.

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Universal Credit factsheet

This factsheet (updated Sep 2018) contains information on universal credit, introduced in October 2013 to replace six of the main income related benefits currently in use.

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