It's important to make sure that you get all the help that you're entitled to. This page gives you links to Government Approved Benefit Calculators to help you understand your benefit entitlement Information on benefits and tax credits if you are working or unemployed, sick or disabled, a parent, a young person, an older person or a veteran can also be found on the Citizens Advice website using the link below. There is also information about council tax and housing costs, national insurance, payment of benefits and problems with benefits.

Check you are receiving the correct benefits using one of these Government approved benefit calculators:

  • Policy in Practice - for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit, how these are calculated and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours
  • entitledto - for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, contribution-based benefits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work
  • Turn2us - for information on income-related benefits, tax credits, Council Tax Reduction, Carer’s Allowance, Universal Credit and how your benefits will be affected if you start work or change your working hours

What you’ll need

You’ll need accurate information about your:

  • savings 

  • income, including your partner’s (from payslips, for example)
  • existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you) 

  • outgoings (such as rent, mortgage, childcare payments) 

  • council tax bill

Who can’t use them

You can’t use the calculators if you’re under 18, and they won’t give accurate results if you’re:

Useful link

Citizens Advice