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Income Support and Tax Credits

Income support

If you are under 60 years old, on a low income, and have savings up to £16,000 you should be eligible to receive income support.

The Department for Work and Pensions will answer any queries you may have regarding income support, including any questions you may have if you're already claiming.

Carers' Premium

If you receive Carers Allowance and are eligible to claim Income Support or Pension Credit, you may receive an extra amount, which is known as the Carers Premium, of up to £27.15 a week.

Tax credits

An encouraging nine out of ten families with children, and many more without, are entitled to some form of tax credits.You can find out if you qualify online in minutes via the Inland Revenue.

For more of an overview to tax credits, as well as the other benefits already discussed you can visit the Directgov benefits section.