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)and your housing status
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.
If you are returning to a calculation you started earlier please retrieve your saved calculation.