Eligibility for benefits

Check if you may be eligible for a benefit by looking at the tables below.

  1. See which table applies to you.
  2. Check the amount payable on your Council Tax bill.
  3. If your maximum weekly income is less than the amount shown you may qualify for benefit in 2011/2012.
  4. If you have £16,000 or more capital you may not qualify.

Single person

If you are working you are allowed an extra £5.00 on top of the figures shown.

18 - 24 year olds
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £127
£900 £139
£1,028 £151
£1,157 £164
£1,414 £188
£1,674 £213
£1,928 £237
£2,314 £274

25 - 59 year olds

Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £141
£900 £153
£1,028 £165
£1,157 £178
£1,414 £202
£1,674 £227
£1,928 £251
£2,314 £288
60 - 64 year olds
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £211
£900 £223
£1,028 £235
£1,157 £248
£1,414 £272
£1,674 £297
£1,928 £321
£2,314 £358
65 years and older
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £231
£900 £243
£1,028 £256
£1,157 £268
£1,414 £293
£1,674 £317
£1,928 £342
£2,314 £379

Single parent (over 18 years)

If you are working you are allowed an extra £25.00 on top of the figures shown.

You have one child
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £225
£900 £238
£1,028 £250
£1,157 £262
£1,414 £287
£1,674 £311
£1,928 £336
£2,314 £373
You have two children
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £288
£900 £300
£1,028 £312
£1,157 £325
£1,414 £349
£1,674 £374
£1,928 £398
£2,314 £435
You have three children
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £350
£900 £362
£1,028 £375
£1,157 £387
£1,414 £411
£1,674 £436
£1,928 £461
£2,314 £498
You have four children
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£771 £412
£900 £425
£1,028 £437
£1,157 £449
£1,414 £474
£1,674 £498
£1,928 £523
£2,314 £560

Couple (without children)

If you are working you are allowed an extra £10.00 on top of the figures shown.

18 - 59 years
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£1,029 £204
£1,200 £220
£1,371 £237
£1,543 £253
£1,886 £286
£2,229 £319
£2,571 £351
£3,086 £401
One or both over 60 but both under 65
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£1,029 £308
£1,200 £324
£1,371 £340
£1,543 £357
£1,886 £390
£2,229 £422
£2,571 £455
£3,086 £504
One or both 65 years or more
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£1,029 £335
£1,200 £351
£1,371 £367
£1,543 £384
£1,886 £417
£2,229 £449
£2,571 £482
£3,086 £531

Couple with children (one partner over 18 years)

If you are working you are allowed an extra £10.00 on top of the figures shown.

You have one child
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£1,029 £284
£1,200 £300
£1,371 £316
£1,543 £333
£1,886 £366
£2,229 £398
£2,571 £431
£3,086 £480
You have two children
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£1,029 £346
£1,200 £362
£1,371 £379
£1,543 £395
£1,886 £428
£2,229 £461
£2,571 £493
£3,086 £543
You have three children
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£1,029 £408
£1,200 £425
£1,371 £441
£1,543 £457
£1,886 £490
£2,229 £523
£2,571 £556
£3,086 £605
You have four children
Your Council Tax bill Your maximum weekly income
£1,029 £471
£1,200 £487
£1,371 £503
£1,543 £520
£1,886 £553
£2,229 £585
£2,571 £618
£3,086 £667