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Online Benefit Claim and Calculator

Calculate and claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Do you live in the area covered by Colchester Borough Council? Want to find out how much benefit you could get? Want to claim benefit straightaway?

Use the BENEFIT CLAIM AND CALCULATOR to:

  • see how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you could get if you rent - then claim online!
  • check and claim Council Tax Support if you own your home
  • find out if you're entitled to Income Support, Pension Credit or Tax Credits

It‘s quick, easy and secure.

The first part is the online calculator - answer questions accurately to see what you could get. Then go on to the second part - the online claim - to get things moving quickly!

START a new calculation/claim

RETURN to a calculation/claim you have saved

Welfare Reform

The welfare and benefits information outlined on our website may be affected by the Government's Welfare Reform Act 2012. Find out more about the changes made to the benefits system in 2013 (opens in a new window). If you are awarded housing benefit and are subject to the benefit cap, we will write to you and let you know. This means that the amount of housing benefit quoted in the calculation on this website may be reduced.