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Benefits calculator

If you rent your home, or plan to rent, you can use a free benefits calculator to find out how much rent you should pay, and 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 what other benefits you may be entitled to such as 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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