Information that you enter about the number of household members, household income and the type of dwelling should be based on your situation on the 1st of the month in which you are applying. Anyone over the age of 18 is entitled to apply for housing allowance, with the exception of students without children and people doing their initial national service. The dwelling for which you are applying for housing allowance must be approved for year-round habitation, and must have its own entrance and bathroom/ toilet and sleeping/ kitchen facilities. Housing allowance is calculated on the basis of the number of household members and total household income. Documented housing expenses such as mortgage payments and rent can be covered up to a defined ceiling. Please note that this calculator will come up with a figure based on the information that you enter, and is not a promise of how much housing allowance you will receive.