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Make sure you're not missing out on benefits with our free online checker
Every year people in the UK miss out on billions of pounds worth of benefits and tax credits. Make sure you check what you're entitled to by using our free calculator.
The benefits calculator quickly and easily identifies any benefits you can claim to help increase your income and improve your situation. Read our guide to applying for benefits.
Benefits are usually available if:
If you’re struggling financially it’s important to make sure you’re getting all the income you’re entitled to. Why not use our free benefits calculator to find out if you’re entitled to any extra benefits.
The extra benefits you might be able to claim could make a big difference to your situation and mean affect the ways recommend you get debt help. If you’re already a StepChange Debt Charity client please contact us if your benefit income changes.
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.
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The government is in the process of moving people from “legacy benefits” (this means Income Support, Jobseeker’s Allowance and others) to Universal Credit (UC).
People who make a new application for benefits are likely to receive UC, but this is an ongoing process, with plans to move everyone over by 2024.
Our benefits calculator works out what you're entitled to based on the current guidelines. You may be prompted to apply for Universal Credit when you complete the test, but you don't have to.
No matter how large or small your debt problem is, we can help. We'll look at your financial situation and give you expert debt advice and recommend debt solutions to suit your situation. We can also help you set up and support your chosen solution.
It can be scary to admit you need help, but that's an important step towards dealing with your money worries. We're here to help.