What you'll get
- a basic payment (personal allowance)
- extra payments (premiums)
Your income and any savings (over £5,999) can affect how much you get.
You must be at least 16 to get Income Support.
|Single||16 to 24||£57.90|
|Single||25 or over||£73.10|
|Lone parent||16 to 17||£57.90|
|Lone parent||18 or over||£73.10|
|Couples||Both under 18||£57.90|
|Couples||Both under 18 - ‘higher rate’||£87.50|
|Couples||One under 18, the other 18 to 24||£57.90|
|Couples||One under 18, the other 25 or over||£73.10|
|Couples||One under 18, one over - ‘higher rate’||£114.85|
|Couples||Both 18 or over||£114.85|
You could get the higher rate if either of you is responsible for a child, or if each of you would be eligible for one of the following if you were not a couple:
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Income Support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
You could also get an Income Support ‘premium’ - this is extra money based on your circumstances, for example if:
- your partner is a pensioner
- you’re disabled or a carer
Use a benefits calculator to work out how much you can get.
How you’re paid
Payments are usually made every 2 weeks.
All benefits, pensions and allowances are paid into your bank, building society or credit union account.
The benefit cap limits the amount of benefit that most people aged 16 to 64 can get. Some individual benefits are not affected, but it may affect the total amount of benefit you get.