Financial help for families affected by imprisonment

Last updated: 21 April 2017

This factsheet gives a brief overview of the impact of imprisonment on family benefits, and the financial help available before, during and after a family member has been in prison.

It contains information on benefits and tax credits that is relevant UK-wide, but some other help may only be available on Scotland.

The information in this leaflet is not a full statement of the law, and individuals should be referred for specialist advice where appropriate.