Use an independent benefits calculator to find out:

  • what benefits you could get
  • how to claim
  • how your benefits will be affected if you start work

These are free to use, and completely confidential and anonymous.


Turn2us – for information on income-related benefits, Universal Credit and tax credits – you can also search for welfare grants on this website.

What you’ll need

You’ll need accurate information about your:

  • savings
  • income, including your partner’s income (e.g. from payslips)
  • existing benefits and pensions (including anyone living with you)
  • outgoings (e.g. 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 are:

  • currently in prison
  • a student
  • not a British or Irish citizen
  • on strike
  • living outside the UK
  • living permanently in residential care or a nursing home

If this applies to you, speak to a benefits adviser for more information on what you might be entitled to.