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Prisoners on remand - Benefits suspended - On remand

Entitlement to most benefits ceases or is suspended while you are on remand. Most benefits are paid in arrears, so you may be owed some benefits payments. You should inform the office that pays your benefit of your change of circumstances and request the arrears be paid to you or sent to someone who is managing your money.

Benefits suspended - On remand

While you are awaiting trial, payments of some benefits will be suspended pending the outcome. These include:

If you are sentenced, you are not paid benefits for the period you are in prison. If you are released without serving a sentence (including a suspended sentence), full arrears for the time spent on remand are paid.

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