Income Related Benefits
Income support is an income-related benefit for people aged 16
to 59 with low income who are unable to work. Part-time work is
allowed within fixed limits. Your savings must be below fixed
For people aged 60 or over please view the information on
Pension Credits below. Further information on Income Support is
Income-Based Jobseeker's Allowance
Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance is for people aged 18 to 64
with low income who are seeking work. In some circumstances 16 to
17 year olds can claim. Part-time work is allowed within fixed
limits. Your savings must be below fixed limits. Further
information is available from
There are two elements of Pension Credit:
- Guarantee Credit is an entitlement for people aged 60 or over
with low income. It tops up your income to the set guaranteed
level. The amount of benefit you receive will be affected by your
savings if they are above fixed limits.
- Savings Credit is for people aged 65 or over who are rewarded
for saving for their retirement. As such, you may be able to get
extra help if your pension provision is above the state pension
level. This is paid with any Guarantee Credit.
Some people may get either the guarantee credit element or the
savings credit element and some people will get both elements.
Further information is available from
The Pension Service.
Other Income-Related Benefits
People who get one of the above income-related benefits may also
be able to get Housing
Benefit and/or Council Tax
Support. Tax Credits may also apply.