The IntoWork Calculator is designed to help single homeless people make informed decisions about whether they are financially better off in work.
The calculator produces a projected income for two different scenarios, so that an individual can compare their income in both scenarios and decide at what point employment is right for them. The first column shows their current income, including income from active or inactive benefits, while the second column shows their indicative income if they start work, including any applicable income from in-work benefits such as Working Tax Credit.
The Comprehensive Calculator is for project staff working with single homeless people. To ensure a suitable level of understanding and application, the comprehensive calculator can only be accessed after completing the associated training programme. If you are interested in the training, and would like to know more about the cost and content, please contact Michael Fothergill on 020 7426 8504.
These calculators are specifically designed to provide advice for SINGLE people and they DON'T take into account people in partnerships or people with dependants when making benefit calculations.
There is also a more basic Simple IntoWork Calculator which homeless people can use independently.
Before you start using the IntoWork Calculator
Find the information you need before you start using the IntoWork Calculator in the IntoWork Calculator checklist.
Every effort has been made to accurately calculate your benefit entitlement. However, Crisis cannot take responsibility for any discrepancies that may become apparent when an individual liaises directly with their local Jobcentre Plus office. Please read our full disclaimer.