Are you new to benefits, or already receiving benefits? The GOV.UK website offers you the opportunity to check the benefits you might be able to claim. Alternatively, you can just see which benefits you may be able to get, without estimated amounts.
Use the GOV.UK benefits adviser to...
- Get an estimate of the benefits, tax credits or pension that may be available to you
- Compare estimates if your situation changes
- Save your answers for up to seven days
- Download/print results for reference
Before answering the questions it would be helpful if you gathered the most recent information about your...
- Earnings eg pay slips
- Benefit/pension details
- Outgoings, eg Council Tax, rent/mortgage, childcare payments
Please be sure you know which Council Tax band your home is in before you fill in the calculation form. If you rent or are thinking of renting a property from a private landlord you will need to know your Local Housing Allowance Rate, which can be found on the 'GOV.UK : Benefits Advisor' link under the Offsite Links section of this page.
Remember the calculation will be an estimate based on the information you supply. For a full evaluation make a formal claim as soon as possible. Usually Benefit will only start from the Monday after the Council receive your form.
If you would like to visit the Benefits Advisor please use the link for 'GOV.UK : Benefits Advisor'
PLEASE NOTE : The Benefits Adviser is not suitable for everyone. If you are in one of the following groups, please contact the Council for further information;
- A prisoner
- A non-UK national
- A student
- Under 18 years old
- Permanently in residential care of a nursing home
Page Last Updated: 17/12/2012