Claiming everything?

One of the first things to do, to check if you are receiving the benefits you are entitled to, is to do a quick check using a benefits calculator.  There are a number of these available, but you may like to try one or more of the following.

Before you start you may want the following information available to help you:

  • Savings information

  • Income information (including partner’s)
  • Benefits and pensions you are currently getting (including anyone living with you) 

  • Rent costs, mortgage costs
  • Childcare costs 

  • Council tax

Please note that some calculators won't allow you to use them or won't provide accurate information if:

  • Under 18
  • Living outside the UK
  • Living in a residential care home/nursing home permanently
  • A prisoner
  • A student
  • Not a British or Irish citizen
  • Striking



Last Updated: 20 January 2020