As of 2014, a single parent in the United Kingdom who receives government assistance for those eligible for job seeker's allowance and low-income benefits receives ?72.40 per week if she is 18 years old or older. A 16- or 17-year-old receives ?52.35 per week.
Income and any savings over ?5,999 may affect how much the single parent receives in benefits. If she is disabled or has a disabled child, she is eligible for premiums on top of the basic benefits. Benefit caps limit the total amount of benefits that may be received. Benefits are paid every two weeks by direct deposit into a bank account.