In work - on a low income

If you are in work but on a low income, there may be benefits, grants or other financial support available to you.




People who are in work can qualify for benefits.

To read more about the benefits available for people who are in work but on a low income, select from the list. 

Benefits Calculator

To check what benefits you might be entitled to quickly and easily, you can use the Turn2us Benefits Calculator.

Universal Credit

If you are in work on a low income or out of work.

Self-employment and benefits

If you or your partner are working or thinking of starting work as a self-employed person, you might qualify for benefits to top up your income.

New Style Jobseeker's Allowance

If you are working less than 16 hours a week and have made enough national insurance contributions.


To find out what help may be available from grant giving charities, you can use the Turn2us Grants Search.

Advice and support

Turn2us is unable to offer advice on individual situations. To find an adviser in your area to discuss your situation with, you can use the Turn2us Find an Adviser tool.

Other help

Useful tools


Contact ACAS for help dealing with problems at work, for example if you’re paid less than the minimum wage or your employment agency isn’t treating you fairly.

The Reuse Network

A national body dedicated to alleviating poverty and tackling climate change. You can find affordable household items at your nearest reuse centre.