Manchester City Council

Benefits & support Claim benefits

Most people can use our online form to check if they can claim:

  • Housing Benefit
  • Council Tax Support
  • free school meals

They can apply for them at the same time and only have to fill the form in once.

But people in some areas now claim help with their rent through Universal Credit. See when Universal Credit will affect you. See what to do if you live in a Universal Credit area.

If you already claim and something has changed you may not have to make a whole new claim. Tell us about a change online and we'll amend your benefit or tell you what to do next.

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