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Who is this section for?

  • Sentenced prisoners
  • Ex-prisoners
  • Prisoners' families

What does it cover?

Information on benefits and benefit rules for prisoners, ex prisoners and their families, who can claim them, how much you can get, how to apply, and where to go for further help. Make sure you are claiming everything you are entitled to.

How to use this section

The left-hand navigation bar gives you a comprehensive list of the contents of this section. Click on the links to go to each page.  Some key benefits are also are described in the boxes below.

  • Information for prisoners on remandOn remand

    Find out about the benefits rules relating to prisoners on remand.

  • Information for people in prisonServing a prison sentence

    Learn more about entitlement to specific benefits if you are serving a prison sentence.

  • Information for people who have been released from prisonReleased from prison

    Discover what benefits which may be available to you if you have been released from prison.

  • Information for the partners of people in prisonPartners of someone in prison

    Read about the help that is available to you if your partner is in prison.

  • Useful links for prisoners, ex-prisoners and their familiesUseful Links

    Links to resources and organisations that can provide information and advice to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families.

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