Manchester City Council

Benefits & support Find out if you can get Council Tax Support

You can check for free if you're paying the right amount of Council Tax. You don't need to pay a commercial organisation. Read more about checking your Council Tax.

The rules for who can get Council Tax Support can be complicated. The quickest and easiest way to check if you can claim is to use our online claim calculator.

If you are pension-age we will also work out if you can get Second Adult Rebate instead to help with Council Tax and tell you if you will be better off.

We’ll also check if you can get Housing Benefit. But see what to do if you live in a Universal Credit area.

We need your details and those of anyone else you live with. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the information now - you can save the form and come back to it later.

If you are entitled to Council Tax Support then you can then use the details you’ve entered already to make a claim.

Most students won’t need to claim because they are usually exempt from Council Tax or get a reduction. See money off council tax for students and people who live with students.

See the full rules for who can get Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support.

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