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TOPIC: Income Support Guide

Income Support Guide 6 years 11 months ago #14288

Hi,

Hope this is the correct place to post but is there a guide on the website as to how to fill in a 1st claim for Income Support?

I have looked everywhere but cannot find one the form i am filling in is Form A1 Income Support.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Many thank's in advance.....
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Re:Income Support Guide 6 years 11 months ago #14290

Hi Nobby,

I'm afraid we don't have a guide to filling in an income support claim form.

If there is a specific issue you are having difficulties with there may be some on the forum who can help with it though.

Good luck,

Steve
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Re:Income Support Guide 6 years 11 months ago #14296

  • Jim Allison
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Hi Nobby,

As Steve has said we don't have a guide to Income Support. This is due to the fact that most moderators who work as volunteers for B & W and who are also benefits advisers specialise in non means-tested benefits.

However, there is a guide to claiming Income Support on the JobCentre Plus website. IS20 Guide to Income Support

Hope this is of help.

Jim
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Re:Income Support Guide 6 years 11 months ago #14318

Hi,

Thank's for getting back so quickly it is appreciated.

Briefly i have been claiming Incap Benefit and DLA for approximately 11 years i also have an occupational pension which is being paid to me.

My question is 2 fold:

1 How long can Income Support be backdated if a claim is succesful?

2 Do i have any entitlemaent to Income Support in the first place?

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Many thank's
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Re:Income Support Guide 6 years 11 months ago #14319

Nobby wrote:
Hi,

Thank's for getting back so quickly it is appreciated.

Briefly i have been claiming Incap Benefit and DLA for approximately 11 years i also have an occupational pension which is being paid to me.

My question is 2 fold:

1 How long can Income Support be backdated if a claim is succesful?

2 Do i have any entitlemaent to Income Support in the first place?

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

Many thank's

In answer to your first question, Income Support is normally only payable from the date of claim.

The second question is impossible to answer because it depends entirely on your individual circumstances. A CAB would be able to give you an individual assessment of whether you may qualify for IS?

Alternatively, the Benefits Enquiry Line may be able to help, or the entitledto website may be of some assistance for you?
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Last Edit: 6 years 11 months ago by Crazydiamond. Reason: Corrected grammar.
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Re:Income Support Guide 6 years 11 months ago #14326

Thank's for that Crazydiamond will contact CAB direct....

Many thank's
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