The Benefits System
The Personal Life Cycles Benefits
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.
Young Adults Benefits
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
Late Adult (pensioners)
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.