Benefits calculator

You can use the benefits calculators on GOV.UK to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

The services are free to use and have information on:

  • income related benefits
  • tax credits
  • contribution based benefits
  • Council Tax reduction
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Universal Credit
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

To use the benefits calculators, you will need accurate information about your:

  • savings
  • income, including your partner’s (eg from payslips)
  • existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you)
  • outgoings (such as rent, mortgage, childcare payments)
  • Council Tax bill

You cannot use the calculators if you’re under 18, and they will not give accurate results if you’re:

  • a prisoner
  • a student
  • not a British or Irish citizen
  • on strike
  • living outside the UK

living permanently in residential care or a nursing home

Benefits Advice

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 557852

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