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Normally, 16 to 19 year olds at school or college cannot get Income Support, but there are some exceptions. For example, you may be able to get help if you are the parent of a child who lives with you, or you don’t live with a parent or someone acting as a parent.
You can find out more on GOV.UK’s Benefits pages or by contacting Jobcentre Plus — GOV.UK has a page called Contact Jobcentre Plus. There’s an online Benefits adviser tool which will help you work out what, if any, benefits you could get.
Page last updated 20 February 2014