Starting the Calculator

This calculator is for people who live in (or want to live in) the area covered by Bracknell Forest Council. If you rent your home, or plan to rent, use it to find out how much rent you should pay, and how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction you can get. If you are an owner occupier, use it to work out your entitlement to Council Tax Reduction. It will also tell you if you should claim Income Support or Tax Credits.

Starting a new calculation? Press start

Returning to a benefits calculation that you have saved? Click here

Welfare Reform

The welfare and benefits information outlined on our website may be affected by the Government's Welfare Reform Act 2012. 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.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme Update

The benefits calculator will be updated shortly to reflect the Council's new Council Tax Reduction scheme from 1 April 16. In the meantime please contact the Benefits Service for a trial calculation of Council Tax Reduction effective from 1 April 2016.