Benefit Checks

To find out whether you may be eligible for one or more benefits you can complete a Benefits Check. These are online resources which tell you which benefits you may be entitled to based on the information you put into them. The Community Advice Hubs use two online Benefit Checks – one from Age UK and one from Turn 2 US. have also produced a useful Benefits Cap Calculator to show how you and your households benefits may be affected by the Benefit Cap.

The Age UK Benefits Calculator specialises in Older People's Benefits
Launch the Age UK Benefits Calculator
The Turn 2 Us site holds information about other financial support that may be available to you, such as grants and also has its own Benefits Calculator
Launch the Turn2Us Benefits Calculator
Gov.UK have produced a Benefits Cap Calculator which can tell you how your benefits, and those in your household, may be affected.
Launch the Benefits Cap Calculator

Once you have completed an online benefits check, it will tell you how you can claim any benefits you may be eligible for. However please note that the results of a benefit check are based purely on the information you enter into them. If you do not provide accurate information then the result may differ when you come to claim.

If you would like support to claim the benefits you think you may be entitled to after completing an online Benefits Check, bring your results into one of the Hubs and we can support you to claim. Alternatively view our Self Help Benefits pages to find out how you could claim for the benefits yourself.

Useful Sources of Information

To find out more about benefits and what may be available to you view the Turn2Us A-Z of Benefits database. It is a useful tool that provides you with a snapshot of every benefit available.