Benefits Checker: What could you claim?

Benefits Checker

This tool is designed to help you easily find information about the financial support that may be available to you.

You will be asked a small number of questions about your own circumstances. The tool will then direct you to more information about financial support that may be available to you, based on the responses you give.

  • Please be aware that if your answers suggest you may be eligible for support, this does not guarantee eligibility. Further eligibility criteria apply to all benefits or financial support.
  • Some benefits cannot be claimed alongside others, and submitting a claim could end any existing benefits you receive. You should read the eligibility criteria for any benefit in full before applying.
  • This tool covers the main benefits and financial support that may be available to you. If you are signposted to a particular benefit or type of financial support, others may still be available to you. You can use a benefits calculator to check your full eligibility for financial support.

Step 1

Are you aged between 18 and the State Pension Age?

Select your response from the list below to proceed to the next step:


The information you provide by using this Benefits Checker is not retained by the Department for Work and Pensions. The information you submit is only used to ensure that this tool provides you with the appropriate guidance.

You will not be asked for any personally identifying information by the Department for Work and Pensions, unless or until you submit a claim for a benefit via the GOV.UK website.

The Department for Work and Pension’s Personal information charter explains how we treat your personal information.


Read the Accessibility Statement for this tool.


This tool is available in Welsh (Cymraeg).