This leaflet is about benefits throughout the life cycle
Childhood & Adolescence (0-19) - Child Benefits
What is a child benefit?A child benefit is a tax-free paymet that you claim for your child. It is usually paid every 4 weeks but can sometimes be paid weekly. There are separate rates payable for each child. The payment can be claimed by anyone who qualifies, whatever their income or savings.
current weekly amounts
Eldest child or only child- £20.30 Additional children-per child - £13.40 Guardians allowance- per child - £15.55
Adolescence (13-19) - Student Loan
Full-time students starting a course from 1 September 2012 can apply for loans to help with their tuition fees and living costs. Part-time students can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan for the first time from 2012/13. How much money you get depends on your circumstances.
Maximum Tuition Fee Loans
New Full-Time Students- £9,000 New Full-Time Students at private university or college- £6,000 New Part Time Students- £6,750 New Part Time Students at private university or college- £4,500
Adolescence, Young Adult & Middle Adult (13-60) - Jobseekers Allowance
Jobseekers allowance is a benefit paid to eligible people who are currently unemployed and looking for work.
Maximum Weekly amount
Under 25- £56.25 Over 25- £71.00 Couples, civil partnerships- £111.45
Late Adult (60+) - Pensions
When planning your retirement there are 3 main types of pension you need to consider. These are state pensions, personal pensions and company pensions.