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Deserted Wife's Benefit

The Deserted Wife's Benefit scheme was closed off to new applications with effect from 2 January 1997 , when One-Parent Family Payment was introduced. Deserted Wife's Benefit is a payment made to a woman deserted by her husband. Entitlement to payment is based on social insurance contributions paid by the wife or her husband.

Deserted Wife's Allowance

The Deserted Wife's Allowance was closed off to new applications with effect from 2 January 1997 when One-Parent Family Payment was introduced. Deserted Wife's Allowance is a means tested payment made to women under the age of 66 years who have no dependent children, who were deserted by their husband and who do not qualify for Deserted Wife's Benefit.

Prisoners Wife's Allowance

Prisoner's Wife's Allowance was closed off to new applications with effect from 2 January 1997 when One-Parent Family Payment was introduced.  Prisoner's Wife's Allowance is a means tested payment made to women under 66 years of age whose husband is in prison and who have no dependent children.

One Parent Family Payment

One-Parent Family Payment is a payment for men and women who are bringing up a child without the support of a partner.

Changes to the One-Parent Family Payment in 2011- Frequently Asked Questions


Changes to the One-Parent Family Payment


One Parent Family Payment - Changes


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