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Benefits adviser

Get benefit advice, for you/your family or for someone else. Simply answer questions anonymously online about your savings, income and outgoings.

Use the benefits adviser to...

  • check which benefits you may be able to get
  • get an estimate of the benefits, tax credits or pension that may be available
  • compare estimates if your situation changes
  • save your answers for up to seven days
  • download/print results for reference

To answer all the questions you will need information about...

  • savings
  • earnings eg pay slips
  • benefit/pension details
  • outgoings, eg Council Tax, rent/mortgage, childcare payments
  • if you rent a property from a private landlord, your Local Housing Allowance rate

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Find out about benefits and tax credits now.

 

Important information if you're eligible for tax credits

If you get tax credits and your income has gone up by £10,000 or more in this tax year (2011-12) the tax credits estimate you receive won't be correct. This is because the benefits adviser works out tax credits based on income you received in the previous tax year (2010-11).

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If you leave the benefits adviser inactive, the application will 'time out' after 20 minutes and you'll need to start again.

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