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Last year young people under the age of 25 sought help from Citizens Advice on nearly 700,000 problems.
Amazingly, eighty per cent of their problems related to just four issues: debt, benefits, housing and employment.
We’ve hand picked the most relevant information from our self-help website www.adviceguide.org.uk and pulled it together into one spot.
The benefit system provides financial support if you are unemployed and looking for a job, or are on a low income. Many people find it difficult to work out and claim what they are entitled to. We show you how.
You may not be experiencing a problem right now but that doesn’t mean you don't need to know what your rights and benefit entitlements are at your age, and in your circumstances. We’ve produced two booklets that give you an introductory overview – one for 16-17 year olds and one for 18-24 year olds. They’re really useful when you’re thinking about your options, such as whether to stay in education or look for work.
Help yourself if you're 18-24
See our range of other self-help booklets
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