Publications A-Z

Our advice guides cover a wide range of subjects with useful information for single parents about money, work, separation and much more.

Please note these advice guides are being updated, for the very latest information and advice call our helpline on 0808 801 0323 (freephone).

Here is a list of all our available publications (A-Z).

  • 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 guide 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.

  • Contact with your children: Parents with care and non-resident parents

    Information for parents with care and non-resident parents about common problems and issues arising during separation and divorce.

  • 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 advice guide only gives an overview of the disability benefits you may be entitled to.

  • Energy and money saving tips

    Information on ways to save money on your energy bills, and energy-related grants and offers.

  • Funding for Higher Education

    This advice guide gives a brief overview of financial, and other help you may be entitled to if you are a single parent studying, or considering studying, a course of higher education (HNC, HND, degree, etc.).

  • Further Education and Training

    This guide explains what further education is and what help is available to single parents who wish to study or train at this level.

  • Housing Options for Single Parents

    This advice guide covers renting, home ownership and what you need to consider if you want to leave or stay in the home you’ve shared with your ex-partner.

  • Maternity Rights

    This advice guide covers maternity rights, income and benefits single parents may be entitled to.

  • Money for Single Parents

    If you're a single parent, you'll want to make sure you are getting the money you are entitled to. This information pack will tell you about the benefits that you may be eligible for if you are a single parent that is not working or working less than 16 hours per week.

  • Money If You Are Working

    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

    You may find this advice guide useful if you have recently separated from your partner and are now a single parent. It is a guide to the questions, issues and concerns you may have to consider. This factsheet covers your income, housing, division of belongings, arrangements for your children, legal services, divorce and domestic abuse.

  • Universal Credit Advice Guide

    This advice guide (updated Sep 2018) contains information on universal credit, introduced in October 2013 to replace six of the main income related benefits currently in use.

  • What Happens When My Child Gets Older

    As your children get older your benefits, tax credits and child maintenance will change. This advice guide describes the main changes you need to be aware of.

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