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Prisoners on release - Other help

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.

Other help

You may be able to apply to your local authority's Local Welfare Assistance scheme for help to re-establish yourself in the community following a stay in prison. What help is available will depend on your local scheme. See our Emergency Assistance section for further details.

A Short Term Benefit Advance could be claimed while you are waiting for a new benefit claim to be processed.

You may also receive a discharge grant from the prison to help with living costs before your benefits come through.

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