Help is available to tenants to access financial products, funds and services. A main role of this service is to get tenants ready for the introduction of Universal Credit. This will include providing support in submitting Universal Credit applications on-line, setting up bank accounts and accessing other financial help.
Universal Credit was introduced in Glasgow on 8th June 2015 for all new Job Seekers aged between 18 – 61 years old
Information regarding all other age groups has not yet been issued by DWP
Universal Credit is now affecting an increasing number of Cadder residents and the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) have confirmed that all applicable benefit claimants will be moved onto this new benefit by 2020, which will normally be paid monthly and include any Housing Benefit.
Information regarding Universal Credit is available here – https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/universal-credit-an-introduction
If you have questions or concerns about Universal Credit or any other type of benefit, please contact Carrie Smith, Finance Access Officer on 0141 945 6727 or Doreen Milne, Welfare Rights Officer on 0141 945 6724 to make an appointment. Home visits are available, where required.
The Financial Access Service is supported by the Scottish Government.