Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit is paid to people on a low income who rent their home. It can pay some or all of your rent depending on your circumstances – how much you earn, how many children you’ve got and so on.

Housing Benefit, and Council Tax Benefit, is paid by Manchester City Council or Trafford MBC.

Claim benefits by applying online (you can get a calculation to see what benefit you should get online too). This is the fastest way to get your claim going.

Online benefit calculator and claim (City Council website)