On a low income
You may be able to get Universal Credit if you’re on a low income or out of work.
If you have 3 or more children, you cannot apply for Universal Credit.
You can only apply for Income Support if you have 3 or more children.
You must also:
- be between 16 and Pension Credit qualifying age
- be on a low income
- not be working or working on average less than 16 hours a week
You may qualify for the following disability premiums:
- disability premium
- severe disability premium
- enhanced disability premium
You can only apply for income-based JSA if you have 3 or more children.
Working Tax Credit
If you’re in work but on low pay, you can apply for Working Tax Credit to top-up your earnings. You may get extra if someone in your household is disabled.
Blind Person’s Allowance
The Blind Person’s Allowance allows you to receive an amount of income without having to pay tax. It’s added to your personal tax allowance.