Who is this section for?
- Sentenced 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.
Find out about the benefits rules relating to prisoners on
Learn more about entitlement to specific benefits if you
are serving a prison sentence.
Discover what benefits which may be available to you if you have
been released from prison.
Read about the help that is available to you if your partner is
Links to resources and organisations that can provide
information and advice to prisoners, ex-prisoners and their
Find an Adviser
Search for a local adviser to advise you further on your
particular circumstances and needs.