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Manchester City Council

Benefit Claim and Calculator

Calculate and claim Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support

Do you live in the area covered by Manchester City Council? Want to find out how much benefit you could get? Want to claim benefit straightaway?


  • see how much Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support you could get if you rent - then claim online!
  • check and claim Council Tax Support if you own your home
  • find out if you're entitled to Income Support, Pension Credit or Tax Credits

The first part is the online calculator - answer questions accurately to see what you could get. Then go on to the second part - the online claim - to get things moving quickly!

START a new calculation/claim

RETURN to a calculation/claim you have saved

Note to landlords and advisors - If you are helping somebody to make a claim for Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support, you MUST have them with you at the time you complete this online claim with them. At the end of the claim you will have to review the answers given by the claimant then ask them to agree to the online declaration before submitting the claim.

Welfare Reform

The welfare and benefits information outlined on our website may be affected by the Government's Welfare Reform Act 2012. If you are awarded Housing Benefit and are subject to the benefit cap, we will write to you and let you know. This means that the amount of Housing Benefit quoted in the calculation on this website may be reduced.