Independent report

SSAC Occasional Paper 20: Young people living independently

This report explores the impacts of the benefit system on young people aged 16 to 24 who live independently of parents or other guardians.


SSAC Occasional Paper 20: Young people living independently

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This Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) report examines the effect of the support provided through the benefit system to young people living independently – that is, those not living with parents or other relatives or guardians.

These young claimants often have no or little access to financial support outside the benefit system. They therefore feel the effect of welfare changes more than young people living with their parents or other guardians.

The report makes a number of recommendations to the Department for Work and Pensions.

We published the government response to this report on 30 July 2018.

Published 23 May 2018
Last updated 30 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added link to government response to report on young people living independently.
  2. First published.