The online tool that quickly checks what benefits you are entitled to – Money tip #152

1 min read Published: 15 Dec 2011

laptop There is an official and easy to use online tool called the Benefits Adviser which can

  1. check which benefits you may be able to get
  2. get an estimate of the benefits, tax credits or pension that may be available
  3. compare estimates if your situation changes
  4. save your answers for up to seven days
  5. download/print results for reference


The list of benefits covered under by the tool include:

  • Attendance Allowance
  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Bereavement Payment
  • Carer's Allowance
  • Carer's Credit
  • Child Benefit
  • Child Tax Credit
  • Constant Attendance Allowance
  • Council Tax Benefit
  • Disability Living Allowance
  • Employment and Support Allowance
  • Guardian's Allowance
  • Housing Benefit
  • Incapacity Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit
  • Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Maternity Allowance
  • Pension Credit
  • Second Adult Rebate
  • State Pension
  • Statutory Adoption Pay
  • Statutory Maternity Pay
  • Statutory Paternity Pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • War Widow's or Widower's Pension
  • Widowed Parents Allowance
  • Working Tax Credit

All you have to do is simply answer a series of questions about your circumstances (which include your earnings, savings and existing benefit claims) and the Benefits Adviser will do the rest. Simple



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