If you are on a very low income, Income Support Services can help cover the costs of living and other expenses. In order to apply for Income Support services, you have to be receiving the severe disability premium or got the severe disability premium in the last month, and you are still eligible to receive it. In order to receive the benefits you, and your partner if that applies to you, must also meet several eligibility requirements including: having no to low income and 16,000 pounds or less in your savings account, not be employed full-time (you can only work 16 hours a week and your partner 24 hours a week), you must not be eligible for jobseeker’s allowance. employment allowance, or support allowance, and you must live in England, Scotland, or Wales.

In order to receive Income Support, you must also be between the age of 16 and the pension credit qualifying age. Along with the correct age you must also be one of the following: pregnant, a single parent to a child 5 and under, a single foster parent, a carer, on maternal or paternal or parental leave, recipient of Statutory Sick Pay, Incapacity Benefit, or Severe Disablement Allowance, In full-time education that is not a university, a refugee learning English at at least 15 hours a week, or due to attend court.

You do not need to have a permanent address to be eligible to apply for support if you live in a hostel or nursing home, or care home. If you are ready to apply but are unsure if you are eligible, you can use the UK Income Support helpline telephone to speak with a counselor or visit https://www.gov.uk/income-support for the guidelines.

If you apply for benefits and are deemed eligible for benefits, you will receive a basic payment called a personal allowance, and extra payments referred to as premiums. How much income you make and how much money you have in a savings accounts will affect how much you will receive in Income Support Payments.

You will be eligible to receive a higher payment rate if you have and are responsible for a child.

In order to be eligible for premiums, or extra money per month, you have to meet one of the following requirements: your partner, if you are married, is a pensioner, you are disabled, or you are a carer. The Income Support website has a benefits calculator that can help you work out how much you can receive based on your circumstances.

There is a benefit cap that limits how much you can receive in benefits. Though some individual benefits may not be affected, the number of benefits as a whole that you receive may be affected.

If you apply and are approved to receive benefits, you will receive your payments every two weeks. All payments of benefits, pensions, or allowances are paid directly into your bank account.

You can claim your benefits by calling the helpline, visiting the website, or by sending a claim form directly to the Jobcentre Plus building.