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Provided by Mae Stewart, Editor UNISON Retired members Newsletter, Dundee, Perth and Angus.
Please note that this is not definitive information about benefits but will provide a signpost as to where to get up to date information. Please check the sources first. UNISON Scotland can take no responsibility for information that may be outdated or inaccurate.

Issue 48 May/June 2013

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Campaign for Better Buss Pass Scheme. (Age Scotland)

We're calling for the bus pass to be usable on community transport - the services that reach people commercial buses can't or won't.

If you would like more information on this then access Age Scotland website. Where you can sign this petition online if you wish.

Contact points for campaign:
By phone on: 0845 833 0200.
By post to: Still Waiting: Age Scotland, Causewayside House,
160 Causewayside, Edinburgh

Find out what’s Available in Your Area.

On the Age Scotland web site, at the Home page, there is a box in the top right hand corner of the page that allows you change locations and search for all the Age Scotland events and services in your area. My apologies to those of you who do not have (or want) internet access, but if you called them (usual number) they might have some hard copies available.

**NB** Welfare reform and older people in Scotland

The Welfare Reform Act 2012 will make substantial changes to many people's benefit entitlement and income. Download Age Scotland's Factsheet for information on how this will affect older people in Scotland (published January 2013.) Full details of some changes have yet to be released, so please call the Age Scotland Helpline 0845 125 9732 for the latest information.
Access through internet search at: www.ageuk.org.uk/scotland