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Can I claim income support along with other benefits?

Sammie_snail27Sammie_snail27 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi i do not get any sence out of the benafit calculator. 

Can someone on ESA & PIP their partner being on Carer's Allowance. 
My question is Can you also claim Income Support as well as all those other benafits. someone told me that they claim all those benefits but I don't know if it's true or not

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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,257 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi Sammie and welcome

    Each claim is individual but it is possible

    CR
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • feirfeir Member Posts: 396 Pioneering
    income support is a top up payment for people who cannot work. so if you aren't on as much money as the law says you need to live off then this benefit can be used to top that up to the right amount.

    i remember this government saying they would use UC to make it easier for people to claim what they're entitled to and presumed that meant those of us on loads of different benefits would get everything rolled into one so we didn't have to keep on top of loads of claims, but they just rolled it out to the people on one benefit instead.
  • Pippa_AlumniPippa_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,851 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Sammie_snail27, and welcome to the community!

    I hope the above responses are useful: you might also like to have a look at this overview of various benefits from our website.
  • sophiajonessophiajones Member Posts: 2 Listener

    If you are looking to claim for Income Support then you can say yes to all of the following:

    • You are a carer, or a lone parent or grandparent looking after a child younger than 5.
    • You have on a low income.
    • Your savings is less than £16,000.
    • You work less than 16 hours a week.
    • If you have a partner, do they work less than 24 hours a week.

    When you apply for the Income Support, then your savings, income and circumstances will be taken into account. What counts as a low income will be depend on your individual situation.

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