Health and wellbeing Coronavirus

Benefits and money

Last updated 10.55am, Wednesday 20 September

The Council has announced an almost £7.5 million package of support available to Manchester residents facing financial hardship during the coronavirus outbreak.

Other support may be available too.

Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme

Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit

Having trouble paying your Council Tax?

Advice and support for people who are newly unemployed

Hardship payment for working age people receiving Council Tax support

Help claiming through the Job Centre during Coronavirus

Changes to Job Centre appointments and Universal Credit

Help with food costs while schools are closed

Changes to Child Benefit claims for newborn children

Manchester Register Office is currently unable to register births, due to Covid-19 social distancing measures. However, parents of new-borns can still claim Child Benefit prior to the birth being registered. More information is available on

Help if you're self employed

Help for tenants and landlords

Expired Blue Badges

Support towards funeral expenses

Answers to other benefits and money questions

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