How to check your benefits

Lots of us aren't getting the welfare benefits we're entitled to. Which means we have less money than we should.

If you’re not sure what benefits you may be entitled to, there’s help at hand with this handy benefits calculator from Turn2Us. It doesn’t cover all benefits, or every possible situation, but it’ll help you estimate if you’re entitled to means-tested benefits. And it’ll indicate if you’re entitled to other, non-means-tested benefits.

The calculator doesn’t cover all benefits, so it's a good idea to do some further reading. The Money Advice Service has helpful information on making sure you’re getting the right entitlements

You may need to have documents like wage slips, bank statements and bills to hand. The process can take some time but it often has a positive result, so stick with it.