Manchester City Council

Benefits & Support Discretionary Housing Payments and Discretionary Council Tax Payments

Discretionary payments can help if you are struggling to pay your rent and Council Tax.

You must live in Manchester to apply for them.

To get a discretionary payment towards your rent you must either:

  • be entitled to to some Housing Benefit from us; or
  • be getting Universal Credit that includes something towards your housing costs.

We may be able to provide extra help towards your Council Tax if you are struggling to make payments towards your bill.

There is no right for anyone to a discretionary payment. We will look at your case to decide if you need extra financial support.

Apply for discretionary payments

See the Council's Discretionary Payments Policy

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