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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:

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:

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.

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