Frequently Asked Questions

What is a means-tested benefit?

Means-tested benefits are benefits which require you to have an income check before you are awarded them.

Means-tested benefits include:

  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Working Families
  • Tax Credit
  • Disabled Person’s Tax Credit
  • Income Based Job Seekers Allowance
  • Income Based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit

A commonly forgotten means-tested benefit is local authority care, either now or in the future or old age.

The rules are simple. How they apply is not. For expert help call us on 0800 783 6191

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