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. 

    Recently updated factsheets

    • 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.

    • What Happens When My Child Gets Older

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

    • Separation and Divorce: Sorting It Out

      You may find this factsheet 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.

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