How to claim
Check you’re eligible for Income Support before you apply.
The quickest way to apply for Income Support is by phone.
New benefit claims
Jobcentre Plus - new claims
Telephone: 0800 169 0350
Textphone: 0800 023 4888
Relay UK (if you cannot hear or speak on the phone): 18001 then 0800 169 0350
Video relay service for British Sign Language (BSL) users - check you can use the service
Welsh language: 0800 012 1888
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
Find out about call charges
Call to ask for alternative formats, such as braille, large print or audio CD.
There’s a different way to apply in Northern Ireland.
You can claim Income Support for yourself and your partner, if they have not already made a claim.
You’ll need to give details about:
- your income
- the income of any partner
- where you live
- who lives with you
If you disagree with a decision
You can challenge a decision about your claim. This is called asking for mandatory reconsideration.