How to use this calculator:
The Benefit calculator is easy to use and provides step by step instructions. Please answer all questions marked with an asterix (*). The calculator will take you to each relevant question, based on the answers provided.
If appropriate, please use this link to our Local Housing Allowance (LHA) rent levels page to find the LHA level that is applicable to you so you have the correct figure to enter into the benefit calculator.
The calculator is available by clicking here.
Please note that this calculator should be used only as a guide to your potential benefits entitlement. There may be other factors which affect the final amount to which you are entitled and therefore this is only an estimate of how much you may receive if you apply for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction. This calculator covers most, but not all, potential scenarios and as such there may be instances where, due to the complexity of the benefits system, this calculator cannot accurately assess potential entitlement.