On a Low Income

 

Income Support

You can apply  for Income Support if you get the severe disability premium or got it in the past month and are still eligible for it (external ink).

You must be:

  • be between 16 and State Pension age
  • be on a low income
  • not working or working on average less than 16 hours a week

You will also automatically qualify for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction and may receive help towards health costs, such as prescriptions.

Universal Credit

You may be able to get Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or out of work.

Check if you’re eligible for Universal Credit (external link).

Blind Person’s Allowance

The Blind Person’s Allowance allows you to receive an amount of income without having to pay tax. It’s added to your personal tax allowance. Learn more about the Blind Person's Allowance (external link). 

Working Tax Credit

Apply for Working Tax Credit if you’re in work but on low pay (external link).  You may get extra if someone in your household is disabled

You can only make a new claim for Working Tax Credit if you get the severe disability premium or got it in the past month and are still eligible for it. Learn more about the severe disability premium (external link). 

Jobseeker’s Allowance

You can only apply for income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance if you get the severe disability premium or got it in the past month and are still eligible for it.

You’ll also need to show that you’re looking for work. Learn more about income-based Jobseeker's Allowance (external link). 

 

 

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