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Benefits Calculator

If you rent or plan to rent your home, you can use a free benefits calculator to find out how much Housing Benefit (if you do not receive your rental costs through Universal Credit) and Council Tax Reduction you may be entitled to. If you are an owner occupier you can also work out your entitlement to Council Tax Reduction. It will also tell you about any other benefits you may be entitled to.

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are means tested. The amount you may get depends on how much income and savings you, your partner (if you have one) or anyone else who lives with you has coming into the household.

Before you start the calculation you will need to have the following information available:

  • how much rent you are charged each week/month. If you are unsure check your tenancy agreement or contact your landlord
  • how much your Council Tax charge is per year. If you do not know this, please refer to your council tax bill, or check your council tax charges.
  • Income and capital details, for you, your partner and anyone else who lives with you.

Start a new benefit calculation