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Income Support (IS) is a means tested benefit for people who are not required to be available for work including people aged 60 or over, sick and disabled people, people with child care responsibilities and carers. IS provides entitilement to other benefits.



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Income support

A benefit you can claim if you do not have enough money to live on and you are under 60 but you are not available for work because you are caring for children, you cannot work due to ill health or disability, or you are caring for someone else. See 'work related benefits' if you are available for work.

1 Help for people on a low income - income support

Information on income support covering who can claim, how to claim, how decisions are made and other help you may be entitled to.
Provided by Adviceguide from Citizens Advice
2 Income Support

Information about Income Support, who is entitled, how much you would recieve, and an online or downloadable application form.
Provided by Jobcentre Plus
3 A brief guide to money benefits (PDF)

Basic guide to the main benefits and concessions for people over 60. Also contains a small amount of information about benefits for people in their 50s.
Provided by Age Concern
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