Calculate your Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a means-tested benefit and how much you receive will depend on your individual household circumstances.

The most accurate way to calculate your entitlement is with a manual calculation. This can appear a little overwhelming at first but it's a great way to ensure your calculation is accurate and helps with understanding Universal Credit, meaning it's easier for you to spot any potential errors in your claim.

There are four steps to a manual calculation:

How much will I receive?

 

Every award is made up of your standard allowance and then any additional elements that apply to your household. This total would be your Universal Credit payment amount if you had no deductions. Check out the current monthly rates below or click to begin your calculation.

Current monthly rates of Universal Credit

*these amounts include an increase during the Covid-19 pandemic and are set to decrease in September 2021. Download current rates