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. 

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    • Funding for Higher Education

      A brief overview financial and other help you may be entitled to if you are a single parent studying, or considering studying, a course of higher education (HNC, HND, degree, etc.).

    • Further Education and Training

      A guide explaining what further education is and what help is available to single parents who wish to study or train at this level.

    • Child Maintenance Arrangements

      This information is for single parents in Scotland who would like to arrange child maintenance payments. Both parents are legally responsible for the financial costs of bringing up their children even if they do not live together as a couple. …

    • Conditionality and Sanctions

      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.

    • 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 factsheet only gives an overview of the disability benefits you may be entitled to.


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