Best benefit calculator?

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  1. Wishing_well

    Wishing_well Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering if anyone knows which benefits calculator is the most accurate?

    I've tried:
    Entitled to
    HMRC
    Direct.gov

    and they all give me completely different estimates ranging from £0 to £2500?!
    I'm trying to work out what my OH and I would be entitled to once we move in/have the baby, but I have no idea which ones to trust. Some say that because he earns over 20k we'll get nothing, and then others say we'll get full housing benefit and council tax?! :dohh:
    The only bit I trust is the child benefit and child tax credits.....

    HELP!
     
  2. tina_h75

    tina_h75 mommy of 3

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    Have you tried calling your benefit office ? They will go through the figures with you over the phone and should be able to give you an idea what you are entitled to.
     
  3. Wishing_well

    Wishing_well Well-Known Member

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    I might pop into the job centre on friday, but they are so useless its probably not worth it. I wish I could just fill out all the forms regardless and see what I could get.
     
  4. tina_h75

    tina_h75 mommy of 3

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    Call them before you go down as a lot of the offices are appointments only.
     
  5. Aurora_xox

    Aurora_xox Mama to Lilia and Wyatt

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    I've been having the same problem. Nowhere will be able to help you unless you know exactly what your rent will be a month. And you'll need to take with you your OH's wage slips and whatnot.

    We went down to the Job Centre and our local housing offices. So I would suggest getting all of your figures together, and all of the documents and then go down and find out. Also they told me to use our local government website and use the benefit calculator on there.

    Hope you figure something out soon! :)
     

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