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  • Full time students and benefits

    Find out more about the definition of a full-time student for benefit purposes and whether you can claim any benefits or tax credits

  • Part time students and benefits

    Find out more about the definition of a part-time student for benefit purposes and whether you can claim any benefits or tax credits

  • Pension Credit

    Pension Credit is extra money for low income pensioners to bring their weekly income up to a minimum amount.

  • Prisoners - Partner in prison

    If your partner is in prison you may be eligible for benefits to help you financially. If you are already claiming benefits, some of these might change to reflect your new circumstances.

  • Prisoners on release

    This guide provides information about the benefits which may be available to you if you are on release from prison, depending on your personal circumstances.

  • Prisoners on remand

    Entitlement to most benefits ceases or is suspended while you are on remand. Most benefits are paid in arrears, so you may be owed some benefits payments. You should inform the office that pays your benefit of your change of circumstances and request the arrears be paid to ...

  • Prisoners serving a sentence

    Your entitlement to most benefits stops while serving a custodial sentence in prison as a result of a criminal conviction. If you are claiming benefits and about to go into prison or you are on remand, you should contact the office that pays your benefit as soon as possible...

  • Refugee leave and humanitarian protection

    This guide gives information on the definition of a refugee, when they can claim benefits and which ones.

  • Right to Reside

    Your right to reside is your legal right to live in the UK. There are lots of different rights to reside and you may have more than one.

  • Scottish Welfare Fund

    The Scottish Welfare Fund is made up of two types of grants which do not have to be repaid - Crisis Grants and Community Care Grants. Crisis Grants are intended to provide a safety net in an emergency when there is an immediate threat to health and safety. Community Care...