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MSE News: 150,000 use benefits check-up tool in first two days

edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits
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Former_MSE_HelenFormer_MSE_Helen
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edited 30 November -1 at 12:00AM in Benefits & Tax Credits
This is the discussion thread for the following MSE News Story:

"Tens of thousands have already checked if they're entitled to benefits 48 hours after we launched an eligibility too ..."

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  • It might be worth following up on the feedback on your other thread?
    Gone ... or have I?
  • I have to say I started fiddling around with it thinking it was a new checker, then found out it was the entitledto checker.
    *SIGH*
    :D
  • DX2 wrote: »
    I have to say I started fiddling around with it thinking it was a new checker, then found out it was the entitledto checker.


    Same here.
    The loopy one has gone :j
  • I have an offset mortgage. Is the checker accurate for that situation if I input my mortgage and savings as if they were separate ?
  • blue_mumblue_mum Forumite
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    I'm had a go and also realised it is the same as entitledto. Both gave an accurate tax credit amount, give or take a few pounds. However it said I was entitled to housing benefit. I went to my local council website and put in the same details but the diffrence in the amount of entitlement was around £50 a week which seems quite a difference between the two websites. I know it does say it's a guide only so just wonderd if these differences are quite common. I have applied and awaiting the decision from the council today.

    I just wondered if anyone else has used the calculator and found such a difference in amounts from the calculator and what you actually get ?
    :beer:
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