If you’ve been living together as a couple and then separate, you have fewer rights than couples who divorce or dissolve their civil partnership. Read more on this topic.
Having a Baby
There are lots of benefits and entitlements available when you’re pregnant or have a baby. You also qualify for benefits if you’re pregnant and unemployed or on a low income.
If you’re being made redundant, or think you might be at risk, there are some steps you need to take.
Benefits when you’ve lost your job
If you’ve just lost your job, you might be wondering what out-of-work benefits you’ll be able to claim. The benefits available depend on how long you were working for, your National Insurance contributions, how you left your job, and your household circumstances.
Caring for Someone
Caring for someone can take its toll on your physical and mental health, social life, career and relationships. Taking time out to look after yourself is important if you’re to continue supporting yourself and the person you’re caring for.
Illness and Disability
If you’re facing a health problem, your finances may be the last thing on your mind. But to avoid money worries building up, try and sort out your money situation as soon as you can. You might be entitled to sick pay, sickness or disability benefits.