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TFN is published by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6BB. The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registration number SC003558.

January 2021

Payments for children in Scotland

CPAG in Scotland
A range of new support has been introduced for children in Scotland alongside the UK system over the past two years. The new Scottish child payment will be available to an estimated 194,000 children in Scotland...

QBC - making the most of your calculator

CPAG in Scotland
This course is for people who want to learn how use QBC effectively and confidently.It covers:• Understanding screens, controls, menus and how to get in-calculator help• Best practice when entering information...
February 2021

Scotland Webinar: Universal credit - migration and other live issues

CPAG in Scotland
Join us for an exploration of universal credit live issues. You’ll hear about migration to universal credit, what to do when people lose out in a clash of wage cycles and assessment periods, and about new rules...
3rd February Online event Social justice & poverty

Scotland Webinar: Universal credit - migration and other live issues

CPAG in Scotland
Join us for an exploration of universal credit live issues. You’ll hear about migration to universal credit, what to do when people lose out in a clash of wage cycles and assessment periods, and about new rules...

Benefits overview

CPAG in Scotland
Most people will claim a social security benefit at some point in their lives. This course is for anyone new to helping people navigate their way through the benefits system or who want an overview of the...

Personal Independence Payment - an introduction

CPAG in Scotland
Personal independence payment (PIP) is the main disability benefit for working-age people. This course will give you an understanding of the main rules and help you identify people who may be entitled. The...

Coronavirous and benefits - sickness furlough and redundancy

CPAG in Scotland
The government’s extended coronavirus job retention scheme and self-employment income support scheme will continue to provide help during the pandemic, while other support has been introduced for low income...

Benefits for rent

CPAG in Scotland
In recent years around two thousand tenants in Scotland have been evicted annually by social landlords for rent arrears, with an unrecorded number of private tenants. Arrears are a growing problem as people...

Students and benefits - eligibility

CPAG in Scotland
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, including universal credit.The...

Universal credit - transferring from benefits and tax credits

CPAG in Scotland
This course focuses on the transitional issues for claimants who are moving from legacy benefits and tax credits to universal credit (UC). With so many people needing extra financial support through the...