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Benefits calculators (www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators) 

Use an independent benefits calculator to find out:

  • What benefits you could get
  • How to claim
  • How your benefits will be affected if you start work

These are free to use, anonymous, and have replaced the Benefits Adviser service.

Calculators

Use one of the following:

  • Turn2us – (www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support) - for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours
  • Policy in Practice – (www.betteroffcalculator.co.uk/free) - for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit, how these are calculated and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours
  • Entitledto – (www.entitledto.co.uk) - for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work

What you’ll need

You’ll need accurate information about your:

  • Savings
  • Income, including your partner’s (from payslips, for example)
  • Existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you)
  • Outgoings (such as rent, mortgage, childcare payments)
  • Council tax bill

Who cannot use them

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