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Apply for Income Support (forms A1 and B16)

Income Support is a benefit for people under 60 on a low income and with limited savings. You can apply for the benefit online (England, Wales and Scotland only).


The Jobcentre Plus website has information about Income Support, including how much you might be able to get, how to claim and what to do if your circumstances change.

You can:

  • download a claim form in PDF format from the Jobcentre Plus website (link below)
  • contact your local social security office for a form

Claim straight away, if you delay you may lose benefit.

How to use this service

Download the form from the link below, which will take you to the Jobcentre Plus website, and fill it in. To access the form you will need a copy of Adobe Reader. Information on how to download this for free is available on the right panel of this page. 

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To view PDF files you need Adobe Reader. The program is freely available if you do not already have it.

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