What are Discretionary Housing Payments and Discretionary Council Tax Payments?
They are for people who live in Manchester.
They are paid by Manchester Council.
If you live in another area please apply to your local council.
They can help if you are:
struggling to pay your rent or council tax and
you have unusual or extreme circumstances which are causing hardship or
There are no rules that give anyone a right to a payment. But we may be able to pay you if we believe that you need extra financial support.
See the separate policy document about Discretionary Council Tax Payments from April 2013. From April 2013 the DCTP scheme comes in to help towards council tax if you are in exceptional hardship.