Benefits for Care Leavers

Information on benefits for care leavers can be found here.

Information for student benefits can be found here. 

Case Study:

Rob is 17. When he was 14 he started being looked after away from home. He lived with his aunt who was a kinship carer. This continued until a few months after his 16th birthday when he stopped being looked after and moved into support accommodation run by a voluntary organisation. Rob is a care leaver who cannot get Income Support, Income-based JSA or Housing Benefit.
For more information on Universal Credit and other welfare reforms see