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 Find out if you can get housing benefit

The rules for who can get Housing Benefit can be complicated. The quickest and easiest way for most people to check if they can claim is to use our online claim calculator.

We’ll check if you can get Council Tax Support and free school meals too.

But there are different rules for people in some areas. See what to do if your postcode starts with M33 3, WA15 0, WA15 7 or WA15 8.

You need your national insurance number to claim. Don’t worry if you don’t have it with you now – you can start the form, save it and come back to it later.

Sorry, but students can’t usually claim housing benefit. See Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support for students.

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