Independent Benefits Calculator
You could use independent benefits calculators to help find out what benefits you could get and how to claim them:
- Turn2us Benefits Calculator (benefits-calculator.turn2us.org.uk)
- Benefits Calculator (entitledto.co.uk)
- Benefit and budgeting calculator (betteroffcalculator.co.uk)
Benefits Calculator for Residents of Lincoln
If you are unsure what benefits you can claim, complete the online calculator with your current information to find out what and how you can claim.
Applying for benefits
To apply for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support. Please view:
Support for Mortgage Interest
If you are a homeowner, Citizen’s Advice can help you to claim Support for Mortgage Interest from the government (if you are eligible). Find more information on the Citizen's Advice website.
The DWP can also help homeowners on certain benefits pay interest on loans or mortgages please visit GOV.UK's support page.
For further advice if you’re worried about mortgage cost rises can be found on the Moneyhelper website.
Discretionary Housing Payment
A Discretionary Housing Payment is a payment we can give to you to help you if you are struggling to pay your rent or council tax. Please view below to find out more information and how to apply:
If you are of pensioner age and not in receipt of Pension Credit use this online calculator to see if you are eligible, this could boost your income up to £3,300 a year. Pension Credit claim line 0800 99 1234
This page was updated 26 September 2023