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Our factsheets cover a wide array of subjects with essential information on being a single parent. They contain important information for lone parents about money, work, separation and divorce. 

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    • Child Maintenance Arrangements

      This information is for single parents in Scotland who would like to arrange child maintenance payments. Both parents are legally responsible for the financial costs of bringing up their children even if they do not live together as a couple. …

    • Conditionality and Sanctions

      This factsheet explains what actions single parents have to take (conditionality) in order to be awarded, and remain entitled to, jobseeker's allowance while seeking employment. It also looks at difficulties that may be encountered and penalties (sanctions) that may be imposed.

    • Disability Benefits for Single Parents and Their Children

      If you, or your children, have a disability or illness you may be entitled to help with the costs of the services and support you need. This factsheet only gives an overview of the disability benefits you may be entitled to.

    • Going Back to Work

      With more and more single parents looking for work, having an understanding of how this will impact on your finances is very important. This pack covers the benefits and tax credits you may receive once you start working 16 hours a week or more and your childcare options.

    • Separation and Divorce: Sorting It Out

      If you are thinking about separation and divorce, there are many things you will want to consider. This pack contains useful information on: choosing a solicitor; ongoing financial support; division of matrimonial property; housing options; future arrangements for your children; child maintenance; and domestic abuse.

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