If you are a prisoner, on remand or on release, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you and your family.




The Turn2us Benefits Calculator cannot accurately calculate benefits entitlement for prisoners.

To read more about the benefits available for prisoners, ex-prisoners and their families, select from the list below:

Benefits Calculator

To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.

Prisoners on remand

Check what benefits you can get if you are a prisoner on remand.

Prisoners on release

This guide tells you what benefits you can get if you are on release from prison.

Prisoners serving a sentence

Check how to manage your benefits if you're a prisoner serving a sentence.

Prisoners - Partner in prison

If your partner is in prison you may be eligible for benefits to help you financially. If you are already claiming benefits, some of these might change to reflect your new circumstances.


To find out what help may be available from grant giving charities, you can use the Turn2us Grants Search.

Advice and support

Turn2us is unable to offer advice on individual situations. To find an adviser in your area to discuss your situation with, you can use the Turn2us Find an Adviser.

Further resources

Prison Advice and Care Trust (PACT)

A national charity that supports prisoners, people with convictions, and their children and families.

Women in Prison

A national charity delivering support for women affected by the criminal justice system in prisons and the community.


An organisation providing practical help and personalised support through education, housing, justice and health and wellbeing services. 

Prisoners' Families (England and Wales)

Helpline offering support for families who have a loved one in contact with the criminal justice system.

Families Outside (Scotland)

Helpline supporting families affected by imprisonment.  

Niacro (Northern Ireland)

An organisation working to reduce crime and its impact on people and communities.