Special Benefit

A payment if you’re not eligible for any other income support from us. You must also be in financial hardship.

To get this you must be:

  • ineligible for any other income support payment
  • in 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.

Page last updated: 10 December 2021