Both you and the person you care for can use this benefits calculator as long you are over 18 and aren’t students. It is free to use and none of the information that you provide to Turn2us is shared with anyone else.
Make sure you have all the information you need on hand before you start. This helps to make sure that the advice you get is accurate. You’ll need:
- Details of your income and savings (this includes investments and other capital).
- Your annual Council Tax bill.
- Details of your rent or mortgage payments.
- Details of any benefits you already claim.
You can save your calculation at any time, and come back to complete it later. Simply use the save and come back later option in the top right hand corner.
Once you have completed all the questions the benefits calculator will say which means tested benefits you might be able to apply for, and how much you are likely to get if you claim. You will need to make the actual benefit claims yourself - the benefits calculator doesn’t make any claims for you.
It can tell you if you might be able to claim Working tax credit, Child tax credit, Pension Credit, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Support, Child Benefit, Income Support, Jobseeker's Allowance, Employment and Support Allowance, or Universal Credit. Find out more about these benefits.
There are lots of organisations that can give you help and advice around money and benefits. Some are specifically for carers while others can give advice to anyone.
Next update due December 2018