There are a range of benefits and entitlements available to lone parents. An overview of these benefits and important information on legal issues associated with parenting alone.
Maintenance and lone parents
Information on who is entitled to maintenance for themselves and for their children.
One-Parent Family Payment
One-Parent Family Payment is a payment for men and women who are bringing children up without the support of a partner.
This document is in: Social Welfare Social welfare payments Families and children
Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's (Contributory)
A Widow's, Widower's or Surviving Civil Partner's contributory pension and related social welfare benefits may be payable if either the deceased person or their spouse/civil partner has enough PRSI contributions.
This document is in: Social Welfare Social welfare payments Death related benefits
Single Person Child Carer Credit
The Single Person Child Carer Credit (SPCCC) is a tax credit for people who are caring for children on their own. It replaced the One-Parent Family Credit from 1 January 2014.
This document is in: Money and Tax Tax Income tax credits and reliefs