Manchester City Council

Sign our book of condolence

Our hearts go out to Barcelona and Cambrils in the wake of the sickening incidents on 17 August 2017. Manchester stands in solidarity.

Sign our book of condolence.

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Benefits & support Discretionary Housing Payments

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

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.

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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