Online Benefit Claim and Calculator

Calculate and claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Do you live in the area covered by Bolton Council? Want to find out how much benefit you could get? Want to claim benefit straightaway?


  • see how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you could get if you rent - then claim online!
  • 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

Its much quicker and convenient to claim Housing and Council Tax Support online today!

The first part is the online calculator - answer questions accurately to see what you could get. Then go on to the second part - the online claim - to get things moving quickly!

START a new calculation/claim

RETURN to a calculation/claim you have saved

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.

Need to report a change in circumstances?

You must tell us about any changes that affect the amount of benefit you get within a month of the change happening.

For more information about the types of changes you need to tell us about and how to contact us, click the link below.

REPORT change of circumstances

Free School Meals and Clothing Grants

All claims that are submitted to the Housing Benefits Service, that include Children will be assessed to determine eligibility to both Free School Meals and Clothing Grants without the need for completion of additional forms.