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Benefits calculator

The benefits system in England and Wales is often very useful for single parents, but it can feel overwhelming. You might be thinking about claiming for the first time, or your circumstances might have changed, or you might want to make sure you’re getting all the support you’re entitled to. Whatever your situation, this handy calculator from Turn2Us will help you check how much support you might be able to get through various benefits. 

Even if you’ve been turned down in the past, it might be worth checking again. Your situation and the rules around benefits might have changed, so you may have access to money now that you didn’t before.

Before you start, it’s a good idea to have with you:

  • Information about any benefits you’re already getting
  • Recent bank statements
  • Information about your housing costs

Everything you tell the calculator is completely private, so please give as much information as possible to get the most accurate results.

Note: this calculator is a guide only. For full advice tailored to your specific situation, please talk to us.

Date last updated: 25 August 2023

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