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L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

Income Support estimate calculator

​​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 ​


Enter the personal details for your household:

Basic details about you

Basic details about you

If you are under 25, you will normally be expected to be part of your parents’ household unless you are working full-time, responsible for a child yourself or there is a reason you can’t live with them. If you are under 25, contact us for more information.

 
 

We use the word ‘partner’ to mean spouse, civil partner or any other partner who lives with you.

 
Details about children or young adults that live with you

Details about children or young adults that live with you

'School leaving age' is reached on 30 June in school year 11. Some young people reach school leaving age before their 16th birthday.

 

Young adults above school leaving age are included in your Income Support household up to the age of 25, if they are looking for work or in full-time education.

If you have a child or young adult with a disability, they may be given their own separate claim. Contact us for further information.

 
 

Each adult and young adult included in an Income Support household must pass the Income Support residence test to be eligible to claim some of the components that make up Income Support. For more information, see the Income Support residence test page.
Income Support residence test

 
Details about where you live

Details about where you live

The amount Income Support can pay towards your accommodation is restricted to the cost and size of an appropriate property for your household. This calculator will not work for people sharing a property with another household.

You can get help with accommodation costs if you are aged at least 25 and you rent or own your own property. Some people under 25 can also get help, such as:

  • a young person who has responsibility for a child. This can be the parent of the child or someone else (for example an elder brother or sister) that has the main responsibility for the child;
  • a young person that cannot be expected to return to their previous family home because:
    • Social Services has confirmed they cannot live in the family home (eg someone leaving care or at risk of abuse); or
    • their parents (or the person that had previously looked after them) are unable to help them – for example: the young person is an orphan, their parents are in prison or occupying unsuitable accommodation; or
    • the young person has been living independently for at least one year and had reasonably expected to remain independent – the reason for claiming Income Support is an unexpected change in circumstance (illness, unexpected redundancy etc.).



 









 
 
 
Carers

Carers


 
Childcare arrangements

Childcare arrangements

Complete this section if you pay for childcare at a nursery or registered childminder while you are working. If not, leave this section blank

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Your household income

Your household income

Enter your household's income details.

 

 
 
 
Your pension income

Your pension income

If you (and / or your partner) receive any pensions, enter the weekly amount.

 
 
Benefits you receive

Benefits you receive

If you (and / or your partner) receive any of the benefits below or have any other source of income, enter the combined weekly amount.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maintenance you receive

Maintenance you receive

 
Your maintenance payments

Your maintenance payments

Complete this section if a member of your household pays maintenance. This can be for an ex-partner or for children.

 
 
 
Your capital assets

Your capital assets

Capital assets includes savings, bank accounts, Post Office or Co-op accounts, investments, deposits, bonds and property, but does not include the value of your main home.
This section applies to assets held by all members of your household.

 
 
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