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Adur District residents: The Council Tax service for Adur District Council is provided by the CenSus Partnership, please use their benefits calculator for an estimate.
Worthing Borough residents: please refer to the information below.

Benefits calculator

To find out what Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Support you might be eligible to receive before applying, please use our Benefits calculator.

The benefits calculator only provides an estimate. You must make a claim as soon as possible as usually Benefit will only start from the Monday after the council receives your application.

Step 1 - Bedroom allowance

For Housing Benefit, your Local Housing Allowance (LHA) will be affected by your circumstances including your age, dependents and their ages. Make a note of your bedroom allowance.

Now that you have your bedroom allowance, please match it with the current Local Housing Allowances here, and make a note of the weekly figure to put it into the Benefit Calculator below.

Worthing Weekly LHA rates
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From
April 2014
£68.50 £118.87 £151.50 £183.46 £236.54
Worthing Monthly LHA rates
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From
April 2014
£296.83 £515.10 £656.50 £795.00 £1,025.00

To find out how these figures are calculated, please see the How is it calculated section's - Local Housing Allowance information.

Five bedroom changes

From 1 April 2011, the maximum size property allowed under the size criteria for new claims is restricted to four bedrooms.

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Step 2 - Benefits calculator

Make sure you know your weekly Local Housing Allowance rate calculated in Step 1 before continuing.

The Benefits calculator requires details about your circumstances, remember the calculated amount is an estimate and only a full application will determine an accurate and exact amount.

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Step 3 - Apply

Now that you have an estimated figure calculated in Step 2 you can apply:

Next: How do I apply?

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How is Benefit calculated?

Please see the How is it calculated? section for full details on how each part of your Benefit is calculated.

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