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To work out your entitlement we need to know whether you are single or in a couple, how many children under 20 you have (if in doubt see when to include children), whether anyone else lives in your home (such as a relative or a lodger) and your housing status.

If you are a full-time student, aged under 18, in hospital/residential care, a prisoner or on strike, living abroad or not a British or Irish citizen our estimate may not be correct. If you fall into one of these categories please see groups not included in the calculator.

Please note: the calculator's estimates are based on the information you supply to give you an idea of your potential entitlements. For organisations that can provide individual assistance see more advice on benefits.

Benefit and tax credit rates change every April. Please select which rates you would like us to use. More information is also available on the date rate changes take effect.
 If you are returning to a calculation you started earlier please retrieve your saved calculation.
To work out your entitlement accurately we will need to ask questions about both you and your partner.
Only say yes to this question if you are already claiming Universal Credit or you will be starting a new benefits claim and Universal Credit has already arrived in your area, meaning you will be asked to apply for it. If you are not sure our Universal Credit Postcode Checker gives the date your postcode is affected.