Have you ever wondered if you could be entitled to benefits? You may think that because your are employed, you may not be entitled to anything, but there is a way of finding out.
The Complicated Benefits System
The UK’s benefits system can be really tricky to understand (I wonder if this is deliberate).. The benefits system can be overwhelming if you’re using it for the first time or have to figure out what changes when something changes in your life. There are a number of organisations offering access to a benefits calculator. At this point it may be worth mentioning that some may be a paid for service. Perhaps your first place of visit would be the benefits calculator on Citizens Advice. A quick Google search will bring up many others too.
People Seeking Benefits Help
On average, each year, millions of people use our search for websites to see what benefits they can may be entitled to. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t know how to get the benefits they’re entitled to and how to apply for these benefits. With the benefits calculator on many of the sites, you will not only be able to see if you are entitle to benefits, but also guided on how to claim those benefits. If you are on a low income then start searching online for a benefits calculator and they may be able to help with your situation.
Using the Benefits Calculator
Following the instruction on how to use a benefits calculator on most sites is relatively easy. Most benefits calculators have a simple interface that can easily be used. Generally, all you have to do is enter your income and other relevant information. The calculator may also ask you to answer a few questions about your lifestyle, such as whether you are single or have dependents, many of the question are just tick boxes, so that it can provide an accurate estimate of your benefits. With a few clicks, you can quickly determine how much money you might be entitled to in benefits.
Citizens Advice Benefits Calculator
If you go the the Citizens Advice website benefits calculator, you will see that there are links to; Turn2Us, Entitledto and Policy in Practice, so I am guessing that these are trusted sites that are recommended by Citizens Advice.
Free Help with Claiming for Benefits
It is worth noting that if you search for “help in claiming for benefits”, the top few sites are adverts. So it may well be worth checking out each site to see if they actually charge a fee for helping to claim for benefits. It may well be worth searching for online forums such as, The Money Saving Expert, to see where the best places are for free help and advice.
Act Now on Claiming Benefits
Act now, not to claim benefits, but act now to find out the best sites to use for benefits calculators and also how to actually claim those benefits. Once you feel confident that you have researched it to the best of your ability, then act on actually claiming for those benefits!