Employment is seen as a way out of poverty, but finding and keeping a job can be a challenge in certain family situations. These factsheets provide useful information for those in a job or trying to enter the workplace.
With more and more single parents looking for work, having an understanding of how this will impact on your finances is very important. This pack covers the benefits and tax credits you may receive once you start working 16 hours a week or more and your childcare options.
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.
This factsheet explains what actions single parents have to take (conditionality) in order to be awarded, and remain entitled to, jobseeker's allowance while seeking employment. It also looks at difficulties that may be encountered and penalties (sanctions) that may be imposed.
This factsheet covers maternity rights, income and benefits single parents may be entitled to.
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.
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.