A payment if you’re not eligible for any other income support from us. You must also be in severe financial hardship.
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To get this you must be:
- ineligible for any other income support payment
- in severe financial hardship for reasons beyond your control.
You can’t get Special Benefit if you’re eligible for any other income support payment. Use our payment guide to check which payment is right for you.
Read the rules about who can get Special Benefit.
You may get Special Benefit if you aren’t eligible for any other income support. You’ll need to meet some rules.
Complete the following steps to claim Special Benefit. Before you start, check if you can get it.
Page last updated: 1 September 2020
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