Eligibility for Income Support

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Sophia Jones


What are the eligibility conditions for income support?

Edited on October 26, 2018 - 10:55am

October 26, 2018 - 11:16am

To be eligible for Income Support, you must be between 16 and pension Credit qualifying age.

The following eligibility required to apply for Income Support:

  • You have no more than £16,000 in savings.
  • You are work less than 16 hours a week and your partner can work less than 24 hours a week.
  • You are not eligible for Jobseeker’s Allowance or Employment and Support Allowance.
  • You live in England, Scotland or Wales - there are different rules for Northern Ireland.

You must also be at least one of the following:

  • Pregnant.
  • A lone parent with a child under 5.
  • A single person looking after a child under 16 before they’re adopted.
  • A carer.
  • On maternity, paternity or parental leave.
  • Unable to work and you receive Statutory Sick Pay, Incapacity Benefit or Severe Disablement Allowance.

To get more support, call to Income Support Customer Service Number listed here: