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  • Welfare rights resources


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    CPAG in Scotland has a wide range of information and resources on benefits and tax credits. See our ebulletins and Scottish Handbooks below, or visit our factsheets page.

    Are you an adviser looking for our advice line number? See our Help for Advisers page.

  • Students and benefits project


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    This project aims to increase the number of low income students in Scotland in further and higher education and reduce the impact of poverty on students who access such educational opportunities.

  • Benefits and tax credits for lone parent students


    factsheet

    This factsheet sets out the main social security benefits and tax credits that lone parents may be able to claim during a course of education.

  • Students and tax credits


    factsheet

    Tax credits are financial support for people who are working or who have children. There are no rules barring students from access to tax credits: as long as they fulfil the eligibility criteria, then they can claim in the same way as anyone else.

    This factsheet explains how students can claim tax credits. It contains information that is relevant UK wide.

  • Universal credit and students


    factsheet

    This factsheet explains the rules for students claiming universal credit in Scotland.

  • Students and benefits – an update


    training course

    Make sure you know what benefit changes are in the pipeline and likely to affect students. Welfare reform is changing the face of our benefits system with many changes made and others still to come.

    This essential half-day course focuses on recent developments and forthcoming changes in benefits and tax credits aimed specifically at students, and the impact more general changes might have on students.

    The course covers:

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  • Universal credit and disabled students

    Issue 261 (December 2017)
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    Angela Toal describes a problem and some possible solutions regarding disabled students attempting to claim universal credit.

  • Students and benefits – eligibility

    Level: Standard

    training course

    Many advisers work with students in both further and higher education. This one-day course explains the different benefits that further and higher education students can claim.

    The course covers:

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  • Introduction to benefits for student advisers


    training course

    This one-day course equips advisers and frontline workers who are new to benefits with a basic knowledge of social security benefits and tax credits and explains which ones further and higher education students can claim.

    The course aims to give participants:

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  • Universal credit and students

    Level: Standard

    training course

    With the introduction of universal credit, the benefit rules for students as we know them are swept away and new rules set up in their place. This one-day course explains which students will be able to claim universal credit and how student funding will affect the amount they get.

    The course covers:

    • An overview of universal credit
    • Who is a full-time student for universal credit
    • Which students can claim
    • The interaction with Scottish student funding
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