Contact Income Support advisors at your local Jobcentre Plus by dialling their national phone number 0345 608 8545 to apply for this benefit and to manage your existing claim.
Background on the Income Support benefit
Income Support is a benefit offered by the UK government to assist those in most need of financial assistance meaning single parents, carers and those working less than 16 hours per week. If you fulfill all the criteria you may be eligible for weekly payments to assist you in getting through your financial hardship, if not you may still be able to claim an alternative type of benefit such as Universal Credit.
New claims for Income Support – 0800 055 6688
Call Jobcentre Plus for free by dialling their UK freephone contact number 0800 055 6688 to make a new claim for Income Support payments. An advisor at your local centre will interview you to determine whether you are eligible to claim, they will then review your case to determine how much money you will receive through the benefits system. Lines are open Monday to Friday between the hours of 8am and 6pm so do not try to call Jobcentre Plus to claim Income Support on weekends.
Existing claim enquiries – 0345 608 8545
Contact Jobcentre Plus on their telephone number 0345 608 8545 if you are an existing claimant of Income Support and you would like to report a change in your circumstances that will affect your benefit payments. For example if you have moved home to live with your partner you should call this helpline to notify them so that they can adjust your payments accordingly. Similarly if you have recently started a job which moves you above the necessary threshold for claiming income support you should phone their team of advisors to cancel your claim otherwise you may be liable for a fine if you continue to recieve money from the government which you are not entitled to. Calls to this helpline will be charged at the same rate you pay to your provider when calling any 01 or 02 phone number, which means you will pay a per-minute fee plus a per-call fee unless you have free inclusive minutes on your tariff.
Income Support phone numbers from Bmes Park
|Income Support team||Helpline number|
|General enquiries and existing claimants||0345 608 8545|
|Claim income support||0800 055 6688|