LookingLocal has now added a responsive benefits calculator from EntitledTo to its MyCouncil and MyLandlord apps in order to help tenants understand the effects of the government’s welfare reforms on their benefits.
The LookingLocal apps offer a digital platform for both landlords and local authorities to communicate directly with tenants and the local public on issues such as repairs, maintenance and litter.
The online benefits calculator from EntitledTo helps people determine which benefits they can claim. The calculators have unrivalled coverage including means-tested and contribution-based benefits such as universal credit and council tax support. By using the benefits calculator within the app, users can determine whether they are receiving the right amount of benefits claims, whether they are eligible for other types of benefits, as well as understand what their position will be as government welfare reforms take effect.
David Morrissey, director of core operations, The Hyde Group, said, “We are very pleased to be working with LookingLocal to provide a simple-to-use free app that delivers excellent housing and local services. We know our residents’ time is precious, so having all of this available at their fingertips makes it a far more convenient way to interact with us.
“Don’t just take our word for it; for example, our residents in Hove are telling us that ‘one of the best things Hyde has is the app’, and ‘we know that when we use the Hyde app, we can track the progress of our issue, which means we know it is being resolved’.”