The benefits system has undergone a major change recently. Some benefits are being replaced while others might have different rules for claiming them.
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.
This advice guide has information about universal credit and how the rules apply to single parents.
Information about maternity leave, benefits and grants available to single parents in Scotland.