Every year, people who are unemployed or on low incomes are missing out on benefits they are entitled to. So, to make sure you’re claiming all the benefits you’re entitled to, use our free Benefits Calculator.
Our new Benefits Calculator will quickly and easily identify any benefits you can claim to help increase your income and improve your personal situation, making sure you are getting the correct benefits is an essential step to maximising your household income. If your calculation has shown that you’re missing out on money, you will automatically be directed to the relevant sites to make a claim. If you need help to use our calculator, contact your housing officer immediately who will be happy to talk you through it. Alternatively, you might be referred to one of our trained welfare officers who can help you identify the benefits you’re entitled to and support you with your claim. If you require assistance call 0300 111 2122 or email us.
Do you live in a Universal Credit area and are unsure about how your benefits will change once you have migrated? If so Grŵp Cynefin’s Benefits Calculator is easy to use and will help you see how Universal Credit payments will differ from the benefits you are currently receiving.
If there’s a change or you foresee changes in your circumstances, for example, an increase in your working hours, use our Benefits Calculator as guidance to see how these changes will affect your benefits. Once you have checked what your benefit entitlements are and/or if there’s been a change in circumstances, you can inform the relevant agencies for instance, your Local Authority’s Housing Benefit and Council Tax department, HMRC, DWP etc.
Teleri Davies, one of our Housing Officers has already put the tool to use with a tenants, she said: “Our new Benefits Calculator is a seamless tool that is easy to use. It does not take much time to input the income and expenditure information and gives tenants a clear picture of what their entitled to and could be missing out on.
“What makes our calculator different is that it can also be used as a budgeting tool. Users are asked for information about their income and expenditure which can help a tenant budget, highlighting any concerning deficits in their income and expenditure.”
Tip: Grab any documents you might need before starting a check, like pay slips, bank statements and bills. If you don’t have everything you need right now you can save your check and come back to it later.
The new calculator covers all the regions Grŵp Cynefin operates in and the details you provide are anonymous. – but you can choose for the details to be saved for the future or sent to your Housing Officer if you’d like further help from us.