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Benefits calculator

This calculator is for people who live in (or want to live in) the area covered by St Helens Council. If you rent your home, or plan to rent, use it to find out how much rent you should pay, and how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction you can get. If you are an owner occupier, use it to work out your entitlement to Council Tax Reduction.  It will also tell you if you should claim Income Support or Tax Credits.

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 Council Tax Charges
  • Income and capital details, for you, your partner and anyone else who lives with you.

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