Benefits calculator and budget planner

Use the benefit calculator below 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.

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 cannot use them

You cannot use the calculators if you're under 18, and they will not give accurate results if you're:

Complete the benefit calculator and budget planner (via Policy in Practice website)i