This calculator will provide an estimate of your possible entitlement to Income Support. Before making any financial decisions you should contact Income Support for a more accurate assessment. The calculator only works for new claims, if you already get Income Support you should contact us to discuss any changes to your claim.
If you are under 25, some parts of this calculator may not apply to you. The calculator cannot estimate extra payments you would get if you have a long-term illness or disability. If either of these apply to you contact us for more information.
Completing the calculator will take around 10 minutes. Ensure that you have all of your information available.
Enter all numbers as digits, not words - ie 1,2,3 not one, two, three
You must accurately complete every field that is relevant to you
The amount we can pay towards your accommodation will be restricted to the cost and size of an appropriate property for your household
This calculator cannot be used if you live in a care home or in a house/flat share. If you live in either of these, contact us.
This calculator can't be used if you live in a house / flat share, care home or if you've been assessed by a social worker as needing formal care. If any of these apply, contact us.
Who is included in your income support household?
Your Income Support household includes you, your partner and any school age children that live with you. It may also include young adults above school-leaving age, so if you are under 25 you may be included in your parents’ Income Support household.
If you start or finish a new job
If you're receiving Income Support and you start or finish a new job, or your hours or pay change, you need to let us know within 14 days.
If you don't, you may lose benefit, or you may be overpaid benefit which you would have to repay.
You can tell us about any employment changes using the form below.
Tell Income Support about your employment changes