Manchester City Council

Benefits & support Find out if you can get housing benefit

What to do if you live in a Universal Credit area

If you need help with your rent claim Universal Credit from gov.uk.

However, you should claim Housing Benefit from us if:

  • you have three or more children; or
  • you live in supported accommodation; or
  • you are Pension Credit-age.

Council Tax Support and free school meals

If you already get Universal Credit that helps with your rent you must still claim Council Tax Support and free school meals from us.

If you are not liable to pay council tax you can still just claim free school meals.

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