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=== Case Studies - UK ===
 
 
==== Universal Credit ====
The UK's Department for Work & Pensions introduced Universal Credit (UC) to replace six means-tested benefits for working-age households. Universal Credit aimed to: improve the incentive to work; make entitlements simpler; reduce fraud and error; and reduce the costs of administering entitlements. There have been considerable technical challenges in implementing UC.
 
The Department started work on UC in 2010 with an original completion date of October 2017. However, after a series of problems with managing the programme and developing the necessary technology this date has been repeatedly moved back. It is currently anticipated that when Full Service rollout is complete in 2023, there will be 652,500 in Scotland claiming Universal Credit.
 
SCVO, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations (SFHA), Scottish Women's Aid, members of the Scottish Campaign for Welfare Reform (SCoWR), and many others across the third sector and civil society believe that UC has and will worsen poverty for many. UC can and should protect people from and poverty its consequences. To achieve this there is a need to listen to those claiming UC and redesign elements that simply aren't working.
 
==== '''Case study 1:  Online claims and disabled people:''' ====
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=== CaseThe StudiesScottish -Social Security system Scotland ===
The Scottish Parliament passed the Social Security (Scotland) Act in April 2018. To deliver the new entitlements devolved from Westminster to Holyrood the Scottish Government establish a new agency, Social Security Scotland.
 
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