You normally qualify for Child Benefit if you live in the UK and have children aged 16 and under or 20 and under and they are in certain types of education or training
Qualifying for this benefit isnâ€™t limited to just being out of work. If you are in work it could be worth checking to see if you are able to make a claim.
The Sure Start Maternity Grant is a one off payment of Â£500 to help with the costs of a new baby. It comes from the Social Fund and you donâ€™t have to pay it back
Income Support â€“ these are just the bare facts as it can be complicated, there is Â a lot more information is available at the sites recommended.
- You may be able to get Income
New Deal for Lone Parents is a voluntary Jobcentre Plus programme designed to help lone parents into work. It is for parents who donâ€™t currently work but also those who currently work less than 16
Being a single mum and struggling or trying to cope with money problems is hard. I know as I am one of them.
We all like a bargain, so I bet the majority of you would prefer to save money when you buy on the internet. I got into buying on the internet before it was trendy.
I have two children so the idea of dragging them on the quest for a new item never filled me with enthusiasm. Now itâ€™s a way of life.
Do your homework before you shop â€“ if like me you have a choice of several supermarkets it can make your head hurt to remember which one is doing special offers on which products.Â mySupermarket.co.uk was recommended to me and when I tried it out I was astonished how much you can save just by comparing the supermarkets before hand.Â Â
Supermarket Loyalty Cards â€“ if they do one
Loyalty Cards and how they can earn you money