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Information and advice on Pension Credit for kinship carers who are State Pension age or above, on a low income and need financial support.

Everything you need to know about claiming Child Benefit as a kinship carer, including links to the latest government information.

Education Maintenance Allowance is money that young people in Wales aged 16–18 can claim to support their full-time education.

Find information about what the Pupil Premium Plus is, whether the child you care for is entitled to it, and what the funding can be spent on. Applies to England only.

Find out about help available with childcare costs, including 15 and 30 hours free childcare for 2-4 year-olds, tax-free childcare, and Universal Credit.