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Appealing a Benefits Decision

Once you have made a claim for benefits, it can be an anxious wait until you hear the result. Sometimes, it isn’t what you hoped for. You might be unhappy at the decision that’s been made. If this is the case, then you should consider making a mandatory reconsideration appeal. What is a mandatory reconsideration? […]

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How to protect yourself from online scams

Staying safe and secure when surfing the web Going online to buy shopping, play games and do research is commonplace today, but increasingly we need to be careful of online scams. Fraudsters around the world send 14.5 billion spam emails every day. This article will tell you how to stay safe, and what to look […]

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Best Start Grant Guide

What is the best start grant? Have you overheard friends or family members talking about the Best Start Grant? Perhaps you’re wondering exactly what the Best Start Grant is and whether or not you’re eligible to apply? We’re here to explain all with our simple guide to the Best Start Grant. The Best Start Grant […]

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Spring Clean Your Finances

The Money Talk Team Spring has sprung, the sun is shining. There’s no better time to spring clean your finances. Perhaps you’re wondering if you’re eligible for support like pension credit or universal credit. Or you want to find out how much disability allowance you could get? Maybe you’re considering switching energy supplier but you’re […]

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Voluntary Work in Our Area

If you’re looking for voluntary work in this area, chances are you’ve never considered volunteering with East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB). You might never even have considered volunteering at all. It’s just for retired people, right? Think again! SEE OUR VOLUNTEER TESTIMONIALS ON THIS PAGE >> Why volunteer with East Dunbartonshire CAB? People of […]

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Setting up Power of Attorney in Scotland

Guide to setting up a power of attorney You’ve probably heard the words ‘power of attorney’ and immediately dismissed it as something your 84-year-old grandma needs. That’s just not true though! Power of attorney (known also as a lasting power of attorney) is something everyone should have, particularly if you’re married or living with a […]

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Applying for Universal Credit Scotland

Universal Credit – What you need to know Changes to benefits now mean that Job Seekers Allowance, Housing Benefit and other benefits have been replaced by universal credit. Although this is supposed to make your life simpler, checking your universal credit eligibility and applying can be a bit confusing. That’s where the Citizens Advice Bureau […]

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What to do if you’re in Debt

Dealing with Debt Finding yourself in debt is a very stressful experience, which might make you want to bury your head in the sand. But, acknowledging there’s a problem and getting help is the first step on the road to dealing with debt. That’s where Citizens Advice Bureau come in. We offer free debt advice […]