Income support has been created by the government in order to help people who have a low income. The income support payments are made for people who do not have to sign on as unemployed. Different people qualify and the amount that is paid is dependent upon each different circumstance.

Income support is for people who are between the age of sixteen and the age that they can claim pension credit, have a low income, work less than 16 hours a week in employment, people who are in full time study, those who do not claim jobseekers allowance or employment and support allowance, don