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The Web Benefits Calculator - simply fill out this form for an instant on-line Benefits estimate.
This calculation is an estimate based on the information you supply. The form should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.
Because you (or your partner) are 60/61, you could reach the State Pension qualifying age in this financial year.
So select the appropriate 60th birthday slot - it can make a big difference to your claim.
And then select a start date slot for this claim estimate "run" in the current financial year (April 2012 to the
following April). Again, different start date slots could produce very different results.
If applicable, enter your (the claimant's) Employment and
Support Allowance details for ESA Phase,
ESA element and ESA component.
And your partner's Employment and Support Allowance details for ESA phase,
element and component, if applicable.
Are you, your partner, or both of you, being paid (or entitled to be paid)
a Carer's Allowance for looking after someone?
How much do you and your partner earn (before deductions)?
(Do not count expenses paid by your employer)
If you work as a childminder how much do you earn from this?
(Any earnings from childminding need to be counted separately from other earnings)
How much Income Tax
and National Insurance is deducted?
How much do you pay
towards a pension scheme?
earn more than £401 per week before deductions
earn between £322 and £400.99 per week before deductions
earn between £242 and £321.99 per week before deductions
earn between £239 and £241.99 per week before deductions
earn between £186 and £238.99 per week before deductions
earn between £183 and £185.99 per week before deductions
earn between £126 and £182.99 per week before deduction
earn under £126 per week before deductions but works at least 16 hours
The Income amount considered varies between Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit, so this figure may be different depending on what you want an estimate for.
How your benefit is worked out. If the Total Applicable Amount is higher than Net Weekly Income, Maximum Benefit is
awarded. But if Net Weekly Income is higher than the Total Applicable Amount, 65% of the "excess income" is deducted from Maximum
Housing Benefit to find the award. For Council Tax Benefit a 20% of the "excess income" taper is deducted from the maximum award.
NB Non-dependant deductions are also taken off at this stage.
Later in 2013 a cap may be put on the total amount of Benefits you can get, one of which is Housing Benefit. No cap will apply to Council Tax Support.
Alternative Council Tax Benefit is often called Second Adult Rebate and only available for pension age people. It is based on the
income of the non-dependants. The calculator works out if you are better off with a benefit award based on your circumstances or your
And finally you can use the browser Print button to launch a print or change your figures to calculate again or
reset the page and start again.
Valid April 2013 to March 2014 - Copyright www.ovaltech.ltd.uk