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Benefit Claim and Calculator

Calculate and claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

If you live in the area covered by Colchester Borough Council, you can use this application to:

  • see how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you could get if you rent and then make a claim.
  • 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

The form is in two parts. The first is a calculator which can give you an indication of what you may be entitled to. The second part allows you to make a claim.

START a new calculation/claim

RETURN to a calculation/claim you have saved

Welfare Reform

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.