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Child Disability Payment

Are you a carer for a child with a disability in Scotland? If so, you may be eligible for support via the first new Scottish disability benefit, the Child Disability Payment. And this new payment is due to launch nationally on 22 November 2021. Child Disability Payment Social Security Scotland is launching this benefit scheme […]

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Spring Clean Your Finances

Improve your finances with a financial health check Spring has sprung, the sun is shining. There’s no better time to spring clean your finances. Here, we’re sharing 10 tips to improve your finances. Also, at East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, you can speak to the Money Talk Team for free. So let’s get your finances […]

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10 Years of the Armed Services Advice Project

Citizens Advice Scotland is open to everyone to come for help. We help thousands of people each year with issues including money matters, online safety and legal advice. However we also offer a specialised advice and support for veterans and those currently serving. It’s called the Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP). 2020 marks ten successful […]

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School grants in Scotland

August is the time that many people dread, yet many others can’t wait for – back to school! Once the summer break is over, it’s time to get on with studying again. However making sure your child has everything needed to really take advantage of what schools can offer can be hard. Not all families […]

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Coronavirus and Payment Holidays

The Coronavirus pandemic has hit everyone financially. In order to release the strain slightly, payment holidays from paying rent and mortgages have been made more readily available.  Payment holidays are agreements you make with whoever you pay your mortgage or rent to. It means you don’t have to pay anything for up to a few […]

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Nearly one third of people in Scotland worried about household finances

Financial difficulty due to Coronavirus Many people in East Dunbartonshire who may be experiencing financial difficulty as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. We can offer help on what to do next. Research was recently commissioned by the Scottish Government in partnership with YouGov. Nearly a third of people across Scotland have already felt the […]

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Coronavirus: Sick Pay and Benefits

Coronavirus covid-19 update: For the latest specific advice on coronavirus covid-19, please see the NHS and UK government website. In the current climate, East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau understand you may be wary of accessing our services face to face. So we are happy to answer any queries by telephone or email, if you do not wish to […]

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How to Protect Yourself and Others from Viruses

Coronavirus covid-19 update: For the latest specific advice on coronavirus covid-19, please see the NHS and UK government website. In the current climate, East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau understand you may be wary of accessing our services face to face. So we are happy to answer any queries by telephone or email, if you do not wish to […]

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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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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 […]