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Bereavement Allowance: When can you claim?

Losing a partner is a devastating experience that many of us may go through at some point in our lives and their loss can leave a financial as well as an emotional void. If your spouse or civil partner died after the 9th April 2001, you are over 45 but under state pension age when

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Child Benefit: Do you qualify?

Child benefit can really help low income families Raising a child isn’t a cheap business at the best of times so child benefit, the social security payment paid to parents or guardians of children to help with their upbringing, definitely helps families with everyday bills. Who is entitled to receive a child benefit payment? Child

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Maternity Pay: What you need to know

Congratulations you’re pregnant! You have shared your news with family and friends, pinned the scan picture up on the fridge and are ready to tell your employers that you are expecting a baby. For many mums, this can be quite a daunting prospect and while the thought of being off work with your little one

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The new Child Maintenance Service

The new Child Maintenance Service

The Child Support Agency was set up in 1993 to intervene where separated and divorced parents can’t come to a mutual agreement about the financial contributions that should be made by the parent leaving the home. The CSA works out how much maintenance should be paid towards a child’s everyday living costs, and can also

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Budgeting Loans

Budgeting Loans

Applying for a loan can be a little nerve wracking at the best of times and if you have been claiming any income related benefits, you may find it difficult getting credit from usual lenders. But in cases where you need a loan to pay for essential items such as furniture, clothes or rent and

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