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Can I claim the cost of travel to prison visits?

Assisted prison visits

If you are visiting a close relative, or you are the only person visiting the prisoner, and if you are getting benefits based on income (For example, Income Support, Tax Credits, Jobseekers Allowance, Pension Credit), you may be able to claim the cost of travel to two visits a month from the Assisted Prison Visits Unit (APVU). 

For more information see our factsheet on Assisted Visits, phone our helpline or contact APVU direct on 0845 300 1423.