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Response Submitted to Social Security Advisory Committee’s Consultation

The SFHA and HSEU have submitted a response to the Social Security Advisory Committee’s consultation on the regulations for the managed migration of claimants on legacy benefits over to Universal Credit. 

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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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SFHA: Universal Credit needs more than money

Processes need to be fit for purpose as much as policy.

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Universal Credit: Integrated telephony system designed to support case management

Integrated telephony system designed to support case management in Universal Credit Full Service.

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Attendance Allowance: Share your experiences

Over the next 4-5 weeks the Scottish Government want to talk to older people about their experiences of Attendance Allowance which is one of the benefits being devolved to Scotland.

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SFHA welcomes government announcement on Universal Support

UK Government will fund Citizens Advice to take on responsibility from local authorities for Universal Support from April 2019.

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DWP sets deadline for notifying October 2018 rent changes

DWP requires to be informed of rent changes if tenants are on Universal Credit.

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Have your say - BBC seeks housing sector perspectives on Universal Credit

Respond to our survey to have your perspectives featured in BBC’s Panorama.

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Tenants better off by £762k thanks to award-winning Melville service

Melville service achieves Scottish National Standard for third time.

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DWP offers JobCentre presence for Scottish Housing Day

This is an opportunity to engage with shared customers and JobCentre staff.

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