Apply for Income Support
The following applies only if you live in Northern Ireland. Income Support is a benefit for people under 60 on a low income and with limited savings. Information on Income Support can be easily accessed by calling the freephone number 0800 022 4250 (calls are free from BT landline and most mobiles).
How to use this service
Use the links below to download and complete a claim form or contact the Social Security Agency for a claim form.
Download a form
Help for low earners:
Help for people reclaiming Income Support when your circumstances have not changed:
- Income Support Rapid Reclaim Form A1R (PDF 107 KB)
- Income Support Form Notes (PDF 93 KB)
- Help with PDF files
Help to make sure that you are getting the right amount of Income Support.
Help if you are involved in a trade dispute while claiming Income Support.
You make a claim by printing out a claim form and filling it in. When you have filled in the form you can either:
- post it to the office whose details are shown on the form, or
- hand it in at your nearest Social Security / Jobs and Benefits office
- Social Security / Jobs and Benefits office (contacts section)
Important: The date the claim form is received in a Social Security Agency office is the date we can consider payment from - not the date you downloaded the claim form.
Ask for a form
You can get Income Support forms from the Social Security Agency. Contact one of their offices.