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Income Support eligibility check

​​This form will be able to advise if you may be eligible to Income Support. If you will be making any financial decisions based on whether or not you may be eligible you can contact Income Support for more detail on what you may be eligible to.

If you are under 25, some parts of this calculator may not apply to you. The calculator cannot estimate extra payments you would get if you have a long-term illness or disability. If either of these apply to you contact us for more information.

Completing the calculator will take around 10 minutes. Ensure that you have all of your information available.​​

  • ​ Enter all numbers as digits, not words - ie 1,2,3 not one, two, three

  • You must accurately complete every field that is relevant to you

  • The amount we can pay towards your accommodation will be restricted to the cost and size of an appropriate property for your household

  • This calculator cannot be used if you live in a care home or in a house/flat share. If you live in either of these, contact us.

  • This calculator can't be used if you live in a house / flat share, care home or if you've been assessed by a social worker as needing formal care. If any of these apply, contact us. 

Enter the personal details for your household:

Basic details about you

Basic details about you

If you are under 25, you will normally be expected to be part of your parents’ household unless you are working full-time, responsible for a child yourself or there is a reason you can’t live with them. If you are under 25, contact us for more information.

 
 

A partner is a husband, wife, civil partner, boyfriend or girlfriend. If you live with your partner you must include them in this eligibility check. Unless you are separated, you must include your spouse or civil partner (whether or not you live together) in this eligibility check.

 
Details about children or young adults that live with you

Details about children or young adults that live with you

Any person in compulsory education, or not yet at school is considered a child. Compulsory education ends on 30th June in the year a person turns 16, year 11 of secondary school.

 

Young people who have finished compulsory education are included in your Income Support household up to the age of 25, if they are looking for work or in full-time education.

If you have a child or young adult with a disability, they may be given their own separate claim. Contact us for further information.

 
 

Each adult and young adult included in an Income Support household must pass the Income Support residence test to be eligible to claim some of the components that make up Income Support. For more information, see the Income Support residence test page.
Income Support residence test

 
Details about where you live

Details about where you live

The amount Income Support can pay towards your accommodation is restricted to the cost and size of an appropriate property for your household. This eligibility check will not work for people sharing a property with another household. If you live in a house/ flat share, you should call 444444 to speak to an Income Support advisor to determine your eligibility.

You can get help with accommodation costs if you are aged at least 25 and you rent or own your own property. Some people under 25 can also get help, such as:

  • a young person who has responsibility for a child. This can be the parent of the child or someone else (for example an elder brother or sister) that has the main responsibility for the child;
  • a young person that cannot be expected to return to their previous family home because:
    • Social Services has confirmed they cannot live in the family home (eg someone leaving care or at risk of abuse); or
    • their parents (or the person that had previously looked after them) are unable to help them – for example: the young person is an orphan, their parents are in prison or occupying unsuitable accommodation; or
    • the young person has been living independently for at least one year and had reasonably expected to remain independent – the reason for claiming Income Support is an unexpected change in circumstance (illness, unexpected redundancy etc.).



 









 
 
 
Carers

Carers


 
Childcare arrangements

Childcare arrangements

Complete this section if you pay for childcare at a nursery or registered childminder while you are working. If not, leave this section blank

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your household income

Your household income

Enter your Income Support household's current income details. Do not include income that you are no longer receiving

 

 
 
 
Your pension income

Your pension income

If you (and / or your partner) receive any pensions, enter the weekly amount.

 
 
Benefits you receive

Benefits you receive

If you (and / or your partner) receive any of the benefits below or have any other source of income, enter the combined weekly amount.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maintenance you receive

Maintenance you receive

 
Your maintenance payments

Your maintenance payments

Complete this section if a member of your Income Support household pays maintenance. This can be for an ex-partner or for children.

 
 
 
Your capital assets

Your capital assets

Capital assets includes savings, bank accounts, Post Office or Co-op accounts, investments, deposits, bonds and property, but does not include the value of your main home.
This section applies to assets held by all members of your household.

 
 
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