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__________________ Basic household details
Do you have a partner who lives with you?
How old are you? Enter age using DOB (date of birth) if unsure about Pension Age
Your D.O.B. dd/mm/yyyy
How old is your partner?
Partner's D.O.B. dd/mm/yyyy
What type of housing do you rent?
Do you or your partner have a disability or serious health problems?
Are you or your partner a full-time carer? Receive Carers Allowance or provide 35+ hours care to a severely disabled person?
How many dependent children live with you? This means children you get child benefit for. Don't count foster children.
Are you already on Housing Benefit?
When did your Housing Benefit award start? See the dates listed on the right. If you are not sure, the date will be shown on the letter you received when your benefit was awarded.
Important note about children
On 6th April 2017 the "2 Child Limit" begins for some benefits. If you become responsible for any new children from 6th April this might affect your Housing Benefit claim.
Any children that you get Child Tax Credit for are exempt from the limit. There are other reasons why a child might be exempt from the limit too. Please see the information on the Council's website about this before answering the questions below about your children.
Important note about children
On 6th April 2017 the "2 Child Limit" begins for some benefits. If you have more than 2 children this might affect your Housing Benefit claim.
Any children that you get Child Tax Credit for are exempt from the limit. There are other reasons why a child might be exempt from the limit too. Please see the information on the Council's website about this before answering the questions below about your children.
Child 1 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 2 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 3 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 4 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 5 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 6 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 7 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 8 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 9 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 10 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 11 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 12 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 13 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 14 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 15 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Child 16 details:
Was this child born after 5th April 2017?
Do you get Child Tax Credit for this child?
Do any of your children have a disability? Blind or getting DLA or PIP or AFIP
Are you or you partner an approved foster carer (kinship carer in Scotland) or an approved adoptive parent? - even if you don't have any children with you at the moment.
Does anyone else live in your household (including people who are temporarily away)? For example: working age children, relatives, friends, lodgers/boarders.
Don't count foster children
Don't count temporary visitors who normally live somewhere else.
Don't count joint tenants.
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Capital & Savings
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This includes cash, bank savings, ISAs etc, shares, tax rebates or redundancy payments, second house (unless up for sale).
It
does not include money that is unavailable e.g. pension schemes, or surrender value of insurance, personal injury payments held in trust, personal possessions, capital belonging to a child.
Any debts are ignored - so an overdraft or debt does not reduce total savings or capital.
Please enter any stocks or shares separately - they are treated differently to other savings/capital to allow for the costs of selling them (10%).
Your (and your partner's) savings and capital
Value of any stocks/shares
Value of other savings or capital
Do you or your partner receive Pension Guarantee Credit?
Income
Do you or your partner get any of these?
- Payment from work (e.g. wages)
- Self-employed earnings
- Statutory Sick Pay
- Statutory Maternity Pay
- Statutory Paternity Pay
- Statutory Adoption Pay
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Whose earnings should I enter in this section?
Your earnings and your partner’s earnings.
If you get Statutory Sick Pay / Statutory Maternity Pay or similar you should include it in this section. Use the specific label or include it in the “Wages” figure. Take care not to enter it under both or it will get counted twice.
What figure should I use from my payslip?
Housing Benefit looks at your wages after Tax and National Insurance are taken off. If anything else is taken off - for example, union subs, charity donation etc. you'll need to add them back before using the figure. Enter your gross pay minus ONLY Tax and National Insurance.
How about income from self-employment?
Work out your profits after tax, national insurance and 'allowable expenses' have been taken off. If you have been self-employed for a long time use your last trading year's figures. If you have not been self-employed for long you'll need to estimate your income.
Private and company pension schemes
Housing Benefit takes private/company pension deductions into account - use the separate box for these figures.
My wages go up and down - what amount should I use?
Weekly paid - average the most recent FIVE weeks.
Monthly paid - average the most recent TWO months.

I've just lost my job – what pay should I enter?
If you have just lost your job don’t include your recent wages. Your claim will be worked out based on your new circumstances.
I've just started work - I don't know what pay I'll get
You’ll need to estimate your normal wages for this calculator. Your new employer might be able to help you with this.
Please enter earned incomes or SSP etc for you or your partner below 
PLEASE LABEL CAREFULLY FOR BEST RESULTS
Earnings, Wages, SSP etc £££ Freq
Any private/company pension deductions? - You
Any private/company pension deductions? - Your partner
Please enter disability / incapacity incomes for you or your partner below 
PLEASE LABEL CAREFULLY FOR BEST RESULTS
This section is only for income that you or your partner get. If any dependent children get disability benefits you can enter that later. Carers Allowance is in the "other income" section.
Disability / Incapacity income £££ Freq
Please enter any other incomes below
PLEASE LABEL CAREFULLY FOR BEST RESULTS
This section is only for income that you or your partner get.
Other income / Benefits £££ Freq
Disability or illness - you
DLA rate / type
PIP rate / type
ESA type
ESA rate
Do you do any "Permitted Work" under ESA rules?
Are you blind or severely sight impaired?
Are you provided with invalid car?
Do you get Mobility Supplement of War Pension or Industrial Disablement Benefit?
Have you been 52+ weeks sick (covered by medical certificates) or 26+ weeks if terminally ill?
Do you have full-time carer who get Carers Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit?
Does a carer need to come and stay overnight for you?
Disability or illness - partner
DLA rate / type
PIP rate / type
ESA type
ESA rate
Does your partner do any "Permitted Work" under ESA rules?
Is your partner blind or severely sight impaired?
Is your partner provided with invalid car?
Does your partner get Mobility Supplement of War Pension or Industrial Disablement Benefit?
Has your partner been 52+ weeks sick (covered by medical certificates) or 26+ weeks if terminally ill?
Does your partner have full-time carer who get Carers Allowance or Carers Element of Universal Credit?
Does a carer need to come and stay overnight for your partner?
Disability - children
Any dependent children getting DLA or PIP or AFIP?
Any dependent children who are blind or severely sight impaired but do NOT get DLA or PIP or AFIP?
Any dependent children getting DLA High rate Care or PIP Enhanced rate Daily Living or AFIP?
Are there any Dependent children who, because of their disability, need their own bedroom?
Work
You - total weekly hours worked
Partner - total weekly hours worked
Any earnings from reserve forces, auxiliary coastguard, part-time firefighter, part-time member of a lifeboat crew?
Is your partner currently in hospital or in prison?
Are any children in paid childcare?
Only official childcare providers count - and not in your own home
Average childcare costs
Other people who live in your home
Do include:
working-age children, other relatives, friends, lodgers/boarders, and any other adult who normally lives with you.
Don't include:
- a partner or any dependant children or foster children.
- joint tenants.
- temporary visitors who normally live elsewhere.
People who are temporarily away
Are any people who normally live with you in hospital or prison for up to 6 months? If yes, say how many.
Are any of your or your partner's children (who normally live with you) in the armed forces and away from home "deployed on operations"? If yes, say how many.
People who live in your home now
How many other people live in your home at the moment?
Person 1
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Do they have a partner who lives with them in your home?
Is their partner one of the people included in the two questions about people away in hospital or the armed forces?
Person 1's Partner
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Person 2
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Do they have a partner who lives with them in your home?
Is their partner one of the people included in the two questions about people away in hospital or the armed forces?
Person 2's Partner
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Person 3
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Do they have a partner who lives with them in your home?
Is their partner one of the people included in the two questions about people away in hospital or the armed forces?
Person 3's Partner
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Person 4
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Do they have a partner who lives with them in your home?
Is their partner one of the people included in the two questions about people away in hospital or the armed forces?
Person 4's Partner
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Person 5
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Do they have a partner who lives with them in your home?
Is their partner one of the people included in the two questions about people away in hospital or the armed forces?
Person 5's Partner
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Person 6
Total gross income Wages before Tax & NI deductions plus any other income
Does this person get Pension Credit?
Which benefit?
Does their ESA include a Work component or Support Component (or neither)?
Does this person have a disability?
Is this person:
 
· Blind or severely sight impaired or
Do they receive:
 
· Attendance Allowance or
 
· DLA Care at Medium or High rate or
 
· PIP Daily Living or
 
· Armed Forces Independence Pay
Rent
Enter rent:
Are there any "Rent-Free" weeks? Some landlords offer a number of weeks in the year when no rent is due.
How many bedrooms does your home have?
Bedroom Tax does NOT apply in this case
1 Spare room - Bedroom Tax 14%
2+ Spare rooms - Bedroom Tax 25%
Bedrooms for LHA =
Enter LHA figure for your size criteria - check your local Council's website for LHA Rates
Council Tax
Do you have to pay Council Tax? 
How much is your Council Tax per year? This figure will be shown on your most recent Council Tax bill.
Anyone who gets a Council Tax bill can claim Council Tax Support.
Results
WEEKLY MONTHLY
Housing Benefit
Council Tax Support
Housing Benefit reduced by
Housing Benefit payable
NOTE: You might be exempt from the Benefit Cap if you get Working Tax Credit but it is reduced to zero by your income level - check your Tax Credits award letter. You might also be exempt from the Benefit Cap for a time if you or your partner have recently lost your job and were working for 50 weeks in the 12 months before your job ended.
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This information is taken from your answers.
If you see a mistake, go back and correct your answers.
Your age: 
Your partner's age: 
Number of children: 
Children counted for this claim: 
Your health: 
You get Disability Living Allowance
You get Personal Independence Payment
You get Attendance Allowance
You get Armed Forces Independence Payment
Partner's health: 
Your partner gets Disability Living Allowance
Your partner gets Personal Independence Payment
Your partner gets Attendance Allowance
Your partner gets Armed Forces Independence Payment
Children with a disability:
One or more of your children is blind or severely sight impaired
One or more of your children gets DLA or PIP or AFIP
One or more of your children gets DLA High rate Care or PIP Enhanced rate Daily Living or AFIP
Other people in household: 
Your capital: 
Assumed income from capital: 
WEEKLY MONTHLY
Your rent
Your Council Tax
Your net earned income
Partner's net earned income
Ignored from your earned incomes and/or Tax Credits
Your other income
Ignored from your other income
Childcare paid
Your "Applicable Amount"
WEEKLY MONTHLY
Your "Applicable Amount" - if your income is above this you have to pay some rent or Council Tax
Amount you have to pay towards your Rent because of your income 
Amount you have to pay towards your Rent because there are other people living in your home
Amount you have to pay towards your Rent because you have extra bedrooms
Amount you have to pay towards your Council Tax because it is not covered by Council Tax Support.
Amount you have to pay towards your Council Tax because of your income
Amount you have to pay towards your Council Tax because there are other people living in your home
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