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Landlords will be asked by the DWP to re-verify housing costs when Live Service claimants move to Full Service

The DWP has written to the SFHA to advise that claimants currently on the Live Service will have to declare again their housing costs, which will then prompt the DWP to request landlords for a re-verification.

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Social Security Update July 2018

Consultation opens on regulations covering migration of legacy benefit claimants to Universal Credit and NAO delivers critical report on Universal Credit rollout

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Five asks, Welfare Conditionality and the Challenge of UC Choices

The SFHA, IRRV and CIH have highlighted the risks associated with the transition to Universal Credit for mitigating the bedroom tax. The SFHA is also working with the other UK housing federations to press for process improvements essential for Universal Credit.

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Welfare Benefit Update

A number of changes to Universal Credit came into effect this month. 

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Universal Basic Income – Could it Tackle Poverty?

The idea of a Scottish Universal Basic Income is an interesting topic of discussion. Would it help your tenants?

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Universal Credit Rollout Continues

April will see the rollout of Universal Credit continue across Scotland.

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Housing Support March 2017 Update

SFHA Housing Support Forum is one way that SFHA supports members who offer housing support. 

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Latest on Universal Credit

A number of changes have been announced by the UK Government. Read all about them here.

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SFHA welcomes government decision on supported housing

UK government abandons plans to take funding for temporary supported housing out of the benefit system.

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SFHA launches summer food drive

SFHA is collecting donations for local foodbank to address increased demand for emergency food for children during the school holidays.

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Time running out for submission to SSAC consultation

SFHA is inviting its members to attend a workshop on 7 August 2018.

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Huge increase in the number of Scots requiring crisis grants to avoid rough sleeping

Figures from April 2017 to March 2018 show that applications for crisis grants increased by over 9,000.

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Work and Pensions Committee urges Government action on Universal Credit split payments

Work and Pensions Committee calls for UC split payments action to address concerns over domestic abuse.

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Three housing associations work together to deliver benefits for Greater Easterhouse tenants

Working in partnership with Connect Community Trust, tenants will have access to an additional welfare service, provided by recently appointed Income Advisor, Marshal Gemmell.

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Citizens Advice say too many people struggle to make a Universal Credit claim

New report by Citizens Advice England and Wales highlights that 1 in 6 new claimants are not paid in full and on time.

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