The Benefits System

The Personal Life Cycles Benefits

Childhood Benifits

Children get money from the govenment given to the parents to be put forward to food, clothing ect. This happens up to the age of 18 as long as the child stays in education, otherwise they only last untill the age of 16.
The first child gets 20 pound a week, but children after that get £13.40 a week.
Single mothers and pregnant women also get benefits, and also payed leave if in a full time job whilst pregnant.

Adolescent Benefits

There are no particular benefits for adolescents (except teen mothers) apart from the childhood ones.

Young Adults Benefits

If you’re overthe age of 16 and on a low income, you can get financial help from the government. Exactly how much you’ll get will depend on your age and your personal circumstances.

If you're over 16 and unable to work because you're a lone parent, a parent who has to stay home and look after your children, registered as a disabled person, or you're responsible for the care of a relative who is disabled you may be eligible for Income Support.

If you're a university student, on a training course or in full time education, you'll only be able to qualify under special circumstances. In this instance, any part-time work you take on may mean you lose your entitlement to Income Support.


Middle Aged Benefits

Along with child benefits there are similar benefits to that of a young adult excluding university aids.

Late Adult (pensioners)

For a single man or woman in the UK the average weekly pension is £107.45, for a married man or woman the average is the same.
Pensioners also get additional help with heating in the winter, house help for the disabled or every aged and other such needs.
If they have had a pension fund from a younger age they may have quite a sunstantial pension, if they did not their pension willnot be so large.
They also get free or discount transport passes fro busses and trains.