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Welfare rights service sees benefits returned to Molendinar Park tenants

Over a quarter of a million pounds in benefits returned to residents of the housing association.

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Molendinar Park Housing Association has reported that, since introducing a welfare rights service, provided by Govan Money Matters, the financial gain for the association's tenants, from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2021, was £254448.25, with the service being used by 252 tenants.

The housing association facilitates the service once a week, and residents can get advice on a range on money matters. Appointments can be made by calling 0141 564 5256 and speaking to its Housing Management Team. 

Below is a summary of the areas where help was made available:

  • Universal Credit
  • Sure Start Maternity Grants
  • Scottish Welfare Fund
  • Personal Independence Payments
  • Pension Credit
  • Housing Benefits/Local Housing Allowance
  • Employment Support Allowance
  • DLA-Both
  • DLA-Care
  • Chld Benefit
  • Discretionary Housing Payment
  • Carers Allowance
  • Council Tax/Reduction/Discount
  • Benefit Check
  • Attendance Allowance
  • Money Guidance
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Energy
  • Income Support
  • Debt
  • Financial Payment
  • Housing

Andrew Scott, Chairperson of Molendinar Park Housing Association, said: “Over £250,000 obtained for our tenants is a remarkable figure and offers a significant boost to the income of the people who used the service. This proves, beyond doubt, the vital role the service plays in helping our communities. 

"We remain committed to supporting the wider needs of our communities by delivering this welfare rights service and would encourage all our tenants to access the service if, and when, they need it.”

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