4. How to claim

The quickest way to apply for Income Support is by phone.

Jobcentre Plus
Telephone: 0800 055 6688
Textphone: 0800 023 4888
Welsh language: 0800 012 1888
Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm
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You can also apply by post by sending a claim form to your local Jobcentre Plus.

What you need to know

You can claim Income Support for yourself and your partner, if they haven’t already made a claim.

You’ll need to provide details about:

  • your income
  • the income of any partner
  • where you live
  • who lives with you

Appeal a decision

You can appeal to the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal if you disagree with a decision. You must usually ask for ‘mandatory reconsideration’ before you appeal.