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.
The report follows our consultation Young people living independently: benefit support (12 December 2017 to 31 January 2018).