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Age and Disability Status
Council Tax and Housing Costs
Welfare Reform Results
To work out your entitlement we need to know
whether you are single or in a couple
, how many children under 20 you have (if in doubt see
when to include children
whether anyone else lives in your home (such as a relative or a lodger)
If you are a full-time student, aged under 18, in hospital/residential care, a prisoner or on strike, living abroad or not a British or Irish citizen our estimate may not be correct. If you fall into one of these categories please see
groups not included in the calculator
Please note: the calculator's estimates are based on the information you supply to give you an idea of your potential entitlements. For organisations that can provide individual assistance see
more advice on benefits
Benefit and tax credit rates change every April. Please select which rates you would like us to use. More information is also available on the
date rate changes take effect
If you are returning to a calculation you started earlier please retrieve your
Are you single or in a couple?
Number of dependent children, including any expected?
Does anyone else share your home?
What is your housing status?
tenant - social and voluntary
tenant - private sector
mortgage or owned outright
Please note that if you select this option we will assume that you live in accommodation that is exempt from the benefits cap and under occupation rules. In order to meet the ‘exempt’ definition the care, support and supervision you receive must be more than minimal. If you are in doubt please read our information on
supported exempt accommodation
and/or check with your landlord. If your accommodation is not exempt please instead select ‘tenant – social and voluntary’.
Are you in hospital/ residential care, a prisoner, on strike, living abroad or a full-time student?
Work out my entitlements for year:
(or select your local council)
Housing Benefit claim started:
After April 2011
April 2008 To March 2011
Before April 2008
Date my current Housing Benefit claim started:
Help with Council Tax will be calculated for Bristol City Council
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