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Income Support is a benefit for people under Pension Credit qualifying age and living on a low income. If you can't work for whatever reason or don't work many hours, you may get some support to top up your income.
You can claim Income Support if you’re all of the following:
If you qualify for Income Support, you could be entitled to other benefits, such as Housing Benefit or help with Council Tax, health costs or urgent one-off expenses.
The amount you get may vary depending on your circumstances. For example you may get extra if you’re a pensioner or if you're disabled.
You can claim Income Support by phone. Contact Jobcentre Plus on 0800 055 6688 or textphone 0800 023 4888. Or you can you can fill out a claim form on GOV.UK. Print it out and post it to your local Jobcentre.
Each year up to £3.5bn of Pension Credit and Housing Benefit goes unclaimed by older people. See what you're owed - quickly and easily - with our benefits calculator.
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Guide to benefits for people under Pension Credit age
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Call Age UK Advice: 0800 169 2081
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