With the impact of welfare reform soon to be realised, members can purchase an up-to-date online benefits calculator for housing associations to help staff and tenants easily calculate an individual’s benefit entitlement.
From April 2013 the Government plans to restrict the level of housing benefit for tenants living in accommodation that is too big for their needs. Entitledto provides a self-service website to help tenants find out if they are affected and the options available to deal with any reduction.
Entitledto provides sophisticated online benefit calculators to housing associations including:
- a self-service calculator (public calculator)
- a calculator devised for use by advisers (adviser calculator)
Entitledto's calculators produce accurate benefit calculations for:
- Housing benefit
- Council tax benefit
- Pension credit
- Income support
- Jobseeker’s Allowance
- Employment and Support Allowance
- Tax credits
The calculator can also identify eligibility for a range of other allowances and benefits and includes full management reporting.
All Entitledto products are regularly updated to reflect the latest Government legislation and rates. This means their calculators are always up-to-date and there is no need for manual updates, as is the case with disk-based software.
The new annual licence fee is based on the size of housing association:
- Small (less than 5,000 units) - £1,000
- Medium (between 5,000 and 15,000 units) - £2,000
- Large (over 15,000 units) - £3,000
Entitledto’s products, tailored specifically to the social housing sector, are supported by the National Housing Federation. Their clients include CircleAnglia, St Leger Homes of Doncaster, Metropolitan and many other housing associations.