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Submit your Universal Credit case studies

SFHA requests members' case studies on Universal Credit to inform future lobbying.

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SFHA Launches UC Case Study Template

There has for some time run monthly surveys of of members in an attempt to gauge the impact of Universal Credit on housing association and cooperatives and their tenants. It is now additionally asking members to provide case studies where there have been significant issues in the way individual cases have been dealt with.

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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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From Westminster to West Dunbartonshire

Martin Docherty-Hughes, MP for West Dunbartonshire, joined housing staff from Bellsmyre and Cordale Housing Associations to discuss the impending roll out of Universal Credit and the impact it will have on tenants and local constituents.

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DWP: News for landlords

The Department for Work and Pensions has advised on the impact of the transfer of UC claimants to Full Service.

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Universal Credit recipients in Scotland exercise payment choices

Almost half of UC recipients in Scotland choose exercise new payment choices.

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Committee report echoes SFHA worries over Universal Credit

Public Accounts Committee report raises concerns over Universal Credit.

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Universal Credit could increase demand for foodbanks

Trussell Trust warns of impact of Universal Credit on foodbank use.

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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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