Prisoners on release - Temporary licence

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

Temporary licence

Prisoners released on temporary license cannot get means tested benefits like Universal Credit, Housing Benefit, income-related Employment and Support Allowance, income-based Jobseeker's Allowance, and Income Support.

Prisoners released on temporary license can get non-means tested benefits but cannot get New Style JSA.

Reviewed: April 2022



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