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.