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Income Support

Income Support is a means-tested benefit that you may be able to claim if you are on a low income. The amount you receive will depend on your personal circumstances.

You may be entitled to Income Support if you are not required by Jobcentre Plus to seek work because, for example, you are a lone parent with a youngest child under 7 years, you are sick or disabled or caring for someone who is sick or disabled.

Income Support is paid alone or, sometimes, on top of other benefits you receive. The amount you get will depend on your family circumstances and the total household income.

To make a claim for Income Support, call on 0800 055 6688, or visit

Last Updated 04/12/2017

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