Step 1 : Your Details
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To work out your entitlement we need to know
whether you are single or in a couple
, how many children under 20 you have (if in doubt see
when to include children
whether anyone else lives in your home (such as a relative or a lodger)
If you are a full-time student, aged under 18, in hospital/residential care, a prisoner or on strike, living abroad or not a British or Irish citizen our estimate may not be correct. If you fall into one of these categories please see
groups not included in the calculator
Please note: the calculator's estimates are based on the information you supply to give you an idea of your potential entitlements. For organisations that can provide individual assistance see
more advice on benefits
Benefit and tax credit rates change every April. Please select which rates you would like us to use. More information is also available on the
date rate changes take effect
Are you single or in a couple?
To work out your entitlement accurately we will need to ask questions about both you and your partner.
Number of dependent children, including any expected?
Does anyone else live in your home? Do not include your partner or dependent children but do include grown-up children
What is your housing status?
council or housing association tenant
tenant - private sector
mortgage or owned outright
living with parents
boarder or lodger
no fixed abode
Are you or your partner a British or Irish citizen?
If you are an EEA national with average earnings for the last three months of more than £153 a week then the benefit estimates produced by the calculator will probably apply to you, as you generally have the same rights as British or Irish Citizens. If you are not in this category you may not qualify for benefits or tax credits and the calculator’s results may not apply. For more information see our help page on
benefits for people who are not British or Irish citizens
Are you in hospital/ residential care, a prisoner, on strike, living abroad or a full-time student?
Work out my entitlements for year:
I live in:
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