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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, dependants 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, and make a note of the weekly figure to put it into the Benefit Calculator below.

In Adur:

  • the area to the east of the River Adur is generally subject to the LHA rates for Brighton & Hove
  • whilst the area to the west of the River Adur is subject to the LHA rates for Worthing

You can find out which area a property is in using the Directgov website. The LHA rates are shown below:

Brighton & Hove Weekly LHA rates
(includes Adur east of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From
April 2018
£82.66 £153.02 £192.48 £230.28 £339.36
From
April 2017
£82.66 £153.02 £192.48 £230.28 £339.36
From
April 2016
£82.66 £153.02 £192.48 £230.28 £339.36
From
April 2015
£82.66 £153.02 £192.48 £230.28 £339.36
Brighton & Hove Monthly LHA rates
(includes Adur east of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From
April 2018
£359.18 £664.91 £836.37 £1,000.62 £1,474.60
From
April 2017
£359.18 £664.91 £836.37 £1,000.62 £1,474.60
From
April 2016
£359.18 £664.91 £836.37 £1,000.62 £1,474.60
From
April 2015
£359.18 £664.91 £836.37 £1,000.62 £1,474.60
Worthing Weekly LHA rates
(includes Adur west of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From
April 2018
£69.19 £120.06 £153.02 £185.29 £246.00
From
April 2017
£69.19 £120.06 £153.02 £185.29 £246.00
From
April 2016
£69.19 £120.06 £153.02 £185.29 £246.00
From
April 2015
£69.19 £120.06 £153.02 £185.29 £246.00
Worthing Monthly LHA rates
(includes Adur west of the River Adur)
Date1 bedroom
(shared)
1 bedroom
(self-contained)
2 bedrooms3 bedrooms4 bedrooms
From
April 2018
£300.65 £521.69 £664.91 £805.13 £1,068.93
From
April 2017
£300.65 £521.69 £664.91 £805.13 £1,068.93
From
April 2016
£300.65 £521.69 £664.91 £805.13 £1,068.93
From
April 2015
£300.65 £521.69 £664.91 £805.13 £1,068.93

Five bedroom changes

Since 1st April 2011, the maximum size property allowed under the size criteria for new claims has been restricted to four bedrooms.

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Step 2 - Benefits calculator

Alert signNOTE: Make sure you know your weekly Local Housing Allowance rate calculated in Step 1 before using the calculator below. You will need to use this rate in the calculator below to get a correct estimated benefits figure.

The Benefits calculator requires details about your circumstances and LHA rate, please 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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