Employment and Support Allowance is available for people with a disability or illness which limits their ability to work.
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.
Note: An award of a disability benefit may entitle the recipient to other benefits, premiums or an increase in benefits they already receive. Claimants may also be entitled to back-dated payments which need to be applied for within strict time limits. You should seek advice from a professional disability rights worker, or call the Lone Parent Helpline on 0808 801 0323 (email@example.com), for further information.