Benefits and money
Last updated 10.25am, Tuesday 7 July
The Council has announced an almost £7.5 million package of support available to Manchester residents facing financial hardship during the coronavirus outbreak.
Council Tax Support and Housing Benefit
Having trouble paying your Council Tax?
Hardship payment for working age people receiving Council Tax support
Help claiming through the Job Centre during Coronavirus
- Information about sick pay during coronavirus, rules around furlough, advice for employers and more on the Job Centre site
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 gov.uk
Help if you're self employed
Help for tenants and landlords
- The Government's scheme to support those renting homes and landlords
- Guidance for landlords and tenants on rent arrears