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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    • Contact with your children factsheet: 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.

    • Funding for Higher Education

      This factsheet 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.).

    • Universal Credit factsheet

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

    • Maternity Rights factsheet

      This factsheet 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.

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