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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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Financial Support During Coronavirus

Getting the financial support you need During the past few months, many people’s lives have been turned upside down by Coronavirus. Here at the East Dunbartonshire Citizens Advice Bureau, we’ve been helping where we can to ease the pressure put on the community. We’ve aimed to ensure that you are aware of all the financial […]

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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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Are you claiming your Carer’s Allowance Supplement (CAS)?

Did you know that you may be eligible for a Carer’s Allowance Supplement? This is an extra payment from the Scottish Government to carers in Scotland. If you are receiving a full or partial Carer’s Allowance payment from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), then you may be eligible. If you are a Carer […]

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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 […]