Universal Credit Calculator (April 2020 Update) Step 1 of 333%Standard AllowanceAre You And The People You Claim For British Or Irish Citizens?*YesNoBefore You Continue!If you or not a British or Irish citizen then then the results of this calculator may not reflect your actual universal credit award. Do you fit any of the criteria below?Are You A Refugee? You can continue with this calculation if you have been granted refugee status, exceptional leave or humanitarian protection. If you have NOT been granted the right to live in the UK you are not eligible to claim universal credit.If You’re an Asylum SeekerIf you are an asylum seeker your usually excluded from claiming universal credit. You may be eligible to claim asylum support from the UK home office. If you have been granted asylum in the United Kingdom you may continue with the calculation.Are You an EEA National?Sorry! We cannot calculate a universal credit award amount, because you are an EEA National your right to claim universal credit is decided by your right to reside in the United Kingdom. Does Your Partner Live With You?*YesNoAre You Over The Age Of 25?*YesNoAre You Or Your Partner Over The Age Of 25?*YesNoChild ElementAre You Responsible For Any Children?YesNoHow Many Children Are You Responsible For That Were Born Before 6th April 2017?NoneOneTwoThreeFourFiveSixSevenEightNineTenHow Many Children Are You Responsible For That Were Born After 6th April 2017?OneTwoHow Many Children Are You Responsible For That Were Born After 6th April 2017?OneChild Element Calculation (Admin View)Children's EntitlementDoes Any Of Your Children Receive Disability Allowance? (PIP) (DLA)YesNoWhat Benefits Do They Receive?DLA - Disability Living AllowancePIP - Personal Independence PaymentWhat Mobility Rate Do They Receive? (DLA)NoneLower (£100.53)Higher (265.20)What Care Rate Do They Receive? (DLA)NoneLower (£100.53)Middle (£254.36)Higher (£379.81)What Mobility Rate Do They Receive? (PIP)NoneStandard (£100.53)Enhanced (£265.20)What Daily Living Rate Do They Receive? (PIP)NoneStandard (£254.36)Enhanced (379.81)Does Any Of You Other Children Receive A Disability Allowance?YesNoWhat Benefits Does Your Second Child Receive?PIP - Personal Independence PaymentDLA - Disability Living AllowanceWhat Mobility Rate Do They Receive? (DLA)NoneLower (£100.53)Higher (265.20)What Care Rate Do They Receive? (DLA)NoneLower (£100.53)Middle (£254.36)Higher (£379.81)What Mobility Rate Do They Receive? (PIP)NoneStandard (£100.53)Enhanced (£265.20)What Daily Living Rate Do They Receive? (PIP)NoneStandard (£254.36)Enhanced (379.81)DLA + PIP CalculationCarers ElementDo You Have Any Caring Responsibilities?YesNoDoes The Person You Care For Receive Any Of These Benefits (Please Select One)PIPCare Component (Middle Or Higher Rate)Attendance AllowanceDLA - Care Component (Middle Or Higher Rate) - Attendance Allowance - DLADo Your Partner Have Any Caring Responsibilities?YesNoDoes The Person Your Partner Cares For Receive Any Of These Benefits (Please Select One)PIPCare Component (Middle Or Higher Rate)Attendance AllowanceDLA - Care Component (Middle Or Higher Rate) - Attendance Allowance - DLACaring Calculation (Admin Only)LCW & LCWRA PaymentsHave You Been Awarded LCW or LCWRA?NoLCW (Limited capability to work)LCWRA (Limited capability to work and work related activity)What Is This?What Is LCA?Limited Capability for work is another element you may be entitled to if you switch over to universal credit. If you already receive ESA, then your current award will continue with universal credit if you have passed the assessment.What Is LCWRALimited capability for work related activity, if your too unwell for work, you may be entitled for LCWRA provided you are approved on your assessment. If you are already entitled to the benefit through ESA your claim will continue over to universal credit. Have Your Partner Been Awarded LCW or LCWRA?NoLCW (Limited capability to work)LCWRA (Limited capability to work and work related activity)LCW + LCWRA Calculation (Admin View)Childcare ElementDo You Require Childcare?YesNoHow We Calculate Childcare?In order to get an accurate calculation on your childcare cost's there are certain limitations and caps you need to know before you continue.Childcare for One Child?Depending on your current situation and employment status the maximum childcare you can claim for one child is £646.65. This is the maximum our calculator will allow you to calculate regardless of other circumstances.Child Care for Two Or More Children?The maximum amount universal credit awards for child care is £1108.04. You may only be entitled to the higher limit if two or more of your children require childcare. If you enter an amount more than the maximum you are entitled to your results will be inaccurate.What Is Your Monthly Childcare Cost's?Please enter a number from 0.00 to 1108.04.Child Care Calculation (Admin View)Housing BenefitDo You Want To Include Your Housing Cost's In Your Calculation?YesNoWhat Is Your Current Housing Status?Mortgaged Property (Your Own)Supported Or Sheltered HousingPrivate Rented HousingSocial Or Council HousingWe are unable to calculate your housing cost's This is because you own or pay a mortgage on your property. You may still be entitled to help with your mortgage cost's but you will need to contact universal credit directly. Any payments you receive from universal credit towards your mortgage is considered a loan and will need to be paid back. Only UC can give you an accurate value. Universal credit does not support, supported or sheltered housing on its housing calculation. You may still be eligible, but you will need to apply for housing benefit from your local council. You can continue with your calculation but your housing benefit will not be included. Private Rented Housing Cost's Per MonthHow Much Do You Pay Your Landlord In Rent Per Month? You Can Check Your Local LHA Rates Here: https://lha-direct.voa.gov.uk/What Is Your Rent Per Month?Housing Benefit (Admin View) Calculating Your DeductionsWhat Is Earned Income?Wages - Overtime - Commission - Bonuses - Sick payYour universal credit award can change frequently because it takes into consideration the factors above, it can affect how much you get paid but shouldn’t affect your payment date.Assessment PeriodBecause your income can change frequently, universal credit assesses your income each month before your payment is issued, it takes into consideration your earned income and any changes. Are You a Student?YesNoYour Student IncomeImportant Note:Please read the briefs before submitting your calculations. The calculations can be complex and difficult to understand. If you enter incorrect figures your results will not reflect what you may be entitled to.Before you begin you will need – Course details – Dates – Financial InformationWill Affect Your Claim (Deductions) Maintenance Loan (except special support*)SAAS BursaryDependants' GrantLone Parent GrantNHS BursarySocial Work BursaryExtra Weeks' AllowanceYoung Students' BursaryNot Deducted From Your Claim Tuition FeesChildcare GrantChildcare Fund PaymentTravel Expenses Bursary or GrantParent Learners AllowanceAdvanced Learners Loan Welsh Learners GrantIndependents' Student BursaryMaintenance Loan (except special support*)SAAS BursaryDependents GrantLone Parent GrantNHS BursarySocial Work BursaryExtra Weeks' AllowanceYoung Students' BursaryAbout Your CourseIs Your Course Full Time Or Part Time?Full TimePart TimeHow Many Months Per Year Does Your Course Run?For example: 15th September course begins and runs till 5th of June that would be 10 Months with a 2-month break. This information is important when working out your claim How Long Is Your Course (Per Term)1 month2 month3 month4 month5 month6 month7 month8 month9 month10 month11 month12 monthStudent Finance Calculation (Admin View)Student Finance Calculation (Monthly) (Admin View)Is Your Partner a Student?YesNoYour Partners Student Income?Maintenance Loan (except special support) - PartnerSAAS Bursary - PartnerDependents Grant - PartnerNHS Bursary - PartnerSocial Work Bursary - PartnerExtra Weeks' Allowance - PartnerYoung Students' BursaryAbout Your Partners CourseIs This Course Full Time Or Part Time?Full TimePart TimeHow Long Is The Course (Per Term)1 month2 month3 month4 month5 month6 month7 month8 month9 month10 month11 month12 monthStudent Finance Calculation Partner (Admin View)Student Finance Calculation Partner (Monthly) (Admin View)Your IncomeWhat Is Your Earned Income (1 Month Period)Important! If you get help with housing, enter your monthly earnings minus £292.For example you earn £800 - £292 your earnings entered will be £508If you do not get help with housing, enter your monthly earnings minus £512, for example you earn £1000 - £512 your earnings entered will be £488 What Is Your Partner's Earned Income (1 Month Period)Earned Income CalculationAny Other Income?Its important that you calculate all other income correctly to ensure your universal credit calculation is correct. If you receive ANY of the following you need to include this in “other income”. This includes your partners other income. Your entered amount will need to be your household total other income.Bereavement Allowance – Industrial Injuries Benefit – Incapacity Benefit – State Retirement Pension – Maternity Allowance – Severe Disablement Allowance – Carers AllowanceDo Not Include Income from Any of The Following as They Are Disregarded from DeductionsRental Income (from a property you own) Rental Income (Renting out a room in your property) – PIP – DLA – AA – Fostering Allowance – Adoption Allowance – Child Maintenance Other Income (Combined Household)Other Income Calculation Standard Allowance Entitlement (Single)Standard Allowance Entitlement (Couple)Child ElementDLA + PIP ElementLCW / LCWRA ElementChildcare ElementCarers ElementHousing BenefitYour DeductionsEarned Income DeductionsOther Income DeductionsStudent Finance DeductionsPartner's Student Finance DeductionsYour Monthly Universal Credit AwardAward Amount (Monthly)It looks as tho you may not be entitled to universal credit. This is because you are over the earning threshold. If you feel this is incorrect, check your previous answers to make sure you have entered them correctly.Award Amount (Monthly) End Of Term (Study)Email Your ResultsWould You Like Your Results Emailed to You?