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Benefits are changing

The benefits system has undergone a major change recently. Some benefits are being replaced while others might have different rules for claiming them.

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Housing Options

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.

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Child Maintenance Arrangements

See our guide to help you decide what child maintenance arrangements would suit you.

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Disability, Sickness and Care Benefits

This advice guide gives an overview of help available for single parents and their children.

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Making arrangements for children

Information to help you decide on contact and residence arrangements for your children.

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Just Separated

This is a useful guide if you have recently separated. It covers questions and issues you may be facing as a single parent.

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Energy and money saving tips

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

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Higher Education

This guide explains the financial help for single parent students from loan, grants and benefits whilst studying at higher education.

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Further Education and Training

Enrolled or considering studying at college? If you are wanting to know more about what money you will have to live on. Our advice guide explains what financial support single parents can get from the college, and from benefits while in further education.

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Your income when a child is 16+

Your income from benefits and child maintenance may stop soon after your child is 16 years old, unless your child is in education or training when they are 16 – 19 years old.

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