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.
Information on who is entitled to maintenance for themselves and for their children.
One-Parent Family Payment is a payment for men and women who are bringing children up without the support of a partner.
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.
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.