Find out how much benefit you are eligible for and how much better off you might be in work. You can also see how changes in your household budget can affect your income
The benefit and budgeting calculator is a service provided by us to help you to clearly see which benefits you may be entitled to and help you establish a balanced budget in light of your current household needs.
We require some personal data about your household and financial circumstances in order to correctly assess your potential benefit entitlement. The data that is required in order to complete the form includes:
Using this data, the form will be able to calculate your estimated entitlement to legacy benefits (housing benefit) and universal credit, in order to help you establish which system would be most beneficial to claim through.
You can volunteer additional data relating to your household expenditure and the form will use this data to calculate a budget which may assist you in managing your finances. This data is not required in order to complete the form's benefits entitlement calculation.
This service will only make use of personal data that you have provided by inputting your data into the form.
When you provide your personal data to the form, it will provide you with an entitlement calculation indicating which benefits would be best for you to claim. You can retain a copy of this form by printing it or downloading a PDF.
Once you have completed your form, you can also email a copy to the revenues and benefits team. Any data submitted to the us will be used to assist you in managing your claim and council tax account.
We will not receive a copy of the data or have access to the forms you submit unless you explicitly choose to send your results to us.
We will not process any of your personal data in terms of receiving or using it unless you specifically choose to send it to a benefits advisor.
We hosts the data but do not otherwise have access to it.
If you choose to send your data to us we will process your data in line with our Legal obligations in relation to benefits, council tax and social security legislation.
If you have any specific queries about how your personal data is processed for benefits purposes, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our Data Protection Officer at email@example.com
We do not share the data entered into the form with any third parties. The form itself is provided by and hosted by Policy in Practice in partnership with us.
Neither Policy in Practice or the Council have access to the data you enter into the form. If you choose to share this data with us, only we will have access to this.
The data you enter into the form is only held for as long as you are completing the form. We do not save incomplete forms, and the data is discarded when you close the form on your computer.
If you send your data to us, the data will be added to your benefit claim case or council tax file and will be retained in line with our retention policy for benefits claim and council tax data.